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by Sander Burger


Ama, the daughter of Senegalese asylum seekers, feels completely Dutch. When Ama's mother and brother are arrested, Ama sets off in search of her father through Rotterdam in the middle of winter, hoping to avoid deportation. During this frightening and exciting journey, she discovers her roots, thanks in part to her extraordinary totem animal: a gigantic porcupine.

original title: Totem
country: Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany
year: 2022
genre: fiction
directed by: Sander Burger
film run: 90'
release date: NL 13/10/2022
screenplay: Sander Burger, Bastiaan Tichler
cinematography by: Sal Kroonenberg
film editing: Manuel Rombley
art director: Diana van de Vossenberg
costumes designer: Manon Blom
music: Amaury Laurent Bernier
producer: Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin
co-producer: Donato Rotunno, Anette Unger
line producer: Roos Smitt
production: Leitwolf Filmproduktion, Tarantula Luxembourg, Volya Films
distributor: Periscoop Film

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