Bram Cartigny (2018, 50’)
There is a first generation of everything. A first generation of computers, Barbie dolls, filmmakers, airplanes etc. Well, there is also a first generation of ADHD kids. These kids were raised in the golden ‘90s.
‘1997’ centers around Bram, who happens to be the director, on a quest to know more about the diagnosis he once received. By talking to his mom, he tries to figure out how this label has affected his development. If it has at all. In a world where individuality prevails and identity is layered, why are we so keen in making everyone act as normal as possible? What are the social and family values that govern our individual behaviour? And how does, what we consider normal today, initially come into being?
After winning the VAF Wildcard for his graduation work Pater Familias, Bram Cartigny creates this mid-length documentary combining found footage, animation, home videos and interviews with his mom and fellow contemporaries.
written and directed by BRAM CARTIGNY
producer ANIMAL TANK
line producers BRECHT VAN ELSLANDE & BERT LESAFFER
supervising editor FAIRUZ GHAMMAM
sound design by RUBEN NACHTERGAELE
sound recording by POL VANLAER
mixage by GREG SCHEIRLINCKX
animation by LEVI STOOPS
music by EZZY
with the support of:
FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND
TAX SHELTER OF THE BELGIAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT