Feature Documentary


Director | Editor | Cinematographer


While backpackers visit a small village in remote northern Laos in search of a traditional experience, the inhabitants of the village discover the attractions of the West. Two worlds meet at the crossroads of their respective desire; the one longing for authenticity, the other for modernity. In this micro-cosmos, their encounter leaves no one unchanged and tells a poetic story of friendship and how we relate to each other in a rapidly changing world.


"An ingenious, universal story about desire and the effects of globalism."
- Het Parool

"A jewel of a film."
- Front Row

"A must-see for every backpacker."
- Cinemagazine.nl
Festivals, awards & screenings

2017 Cinema Release, Nationwide, Switzerland
2016 Luang Prabang Film Festival, Laos (opening film)
2016 Cinema Release, Nationwide, Germany
2016 Salem Film Fest, USA (nomination Best Cinematography)
2015 Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China
2015 BIFED, Turkey
2015 Margaret Mead Film Festival, USA
2015 Chicago International Film Festival, USA
(nomination Best Documentary)
2015 DocsDF, Mexico (winner Special Jury Award)
2015 Borneo Eco Film Festival, Indonesia
2015 TV broadcast, Nationwide, The Netherlands
2015 Jasmine International Film Festival, Iran
2015 Cinema Release, Nationwide, Belgium
2015 Nederlands Film Festival, The Netherlands
(nomination Gouden Kalf, Best Feature Documentary)
2015 Vilnius Documentary Film Festival, Lithuania
2015 Cebu International Documentary Film Festival, The Philippines
2015 Volkshotel, The Netherlands (incl. Photo Exhibition)
2015 Cinema Release, Nationwide, The Netherlands
2015 Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland
2015 Docs Against Gravity, Poland
2015 International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands
(nomination FIPRESCI award)