We Don't Talk




Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen


Wij praten niet (We don’t talk) is an intriguing documentary of in-depth conversations between therapists and youngsters who are entangled in the complex network of sexual violence and exploitation. It takes us into the inner struggle of four characters in their process to break free from this world while they are all still — to a greater or lesser extent – connected to it and can’t seem to part with. The film offers an intimate insight into the reminiscent of their experiences and process of extrication, where the distorted self-judgment of guilt and shame holds them captive. A close look at the dynamics of therapy, pointing out the importance of signalling youngsters who experience this and to start conversation in a world in which they often feel it’s not safe to talk.

World premiere at Movies that Matter, April 9th 2022
The film is selected for the Dutch Movies Matter and Grand Jury Competitions
And is part of MtM on Tour and MtM Impact Days

Tickets On Tour screenings in March and April: https://moviesthatmatter.nl/events/on-tour/wij-praten-niet/
Tickets Movies that Matter festival screenings: https://moviesthatmatter.nl/festival/film/wij-praten-niet/

Television release on the 12th of April at 22.26 as KRO-NCRV 2Doc on NPO2
Wij praten niet is produced by HALAL in collaboration with KRO-NCRV and supported by the NPO-fund.

For screenings, festival, or impact questions contact tess@halal.amsterdam

Length ’70