Keep Hope

Keep Hope is a short film that investigates the story behind an appearance. Where a woman’s skin is telling a story about growing up in a strong religious environment, her (sexual) identity and the quest of finding a place in this world close to herself.

Credits / Collaborators / Cast

Featuring: Tamarah van Capelleveen
Directors: Lidewij Hartog | Marlon van der Pas
Director of Photography: Lidewij Hartog
Post production: Lidewij Hartog
Music: Marlon van der Pas
Post Sound: Marlon van der Pas
Production: The Preacher | _Blank

The story behind the film

This film is born from the moment of meeting a stranger called Tamarah. This interaction left us with the feeling that there was a deeper layer to her, which we were not really able to grasp. Attracted to this depth, we decided to create this film, that is solely based on curiosity and intuition. We are deeply humbled by the strength of Tamarah, who was willing to speak openly about her past and showing us her skin. Both entwined to tell the same story. During the process, it became clear that the film touches upon many different themes. And the creative process even became therapeutic to ourselves. We hope it will be an inspiration for hope and perseverance for others too. It is so incredibly powerful and strengthens us when we dare to share the ways we heal ourselves.


Genre: Documentary
Country: The Netherlands
Language: Dutch
Length in minutes: 05:40
YEAR: 2021