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English title: Shabu
Original title: Shabu
German title: Shabu
Netherlands, 2021

Director: Raphaëla, Shamira
Production company: Tangerine Tree
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Length: 75 min.
Film genre: Documentary

When Fourteen-year-old Shabu wrecks his grandmother’s car on a joyride, his whole family is angry with him. He has a summer to make amends before his grandmother returns from a vacation in Suriname. His mother suggests he should sell popsicles to pay for the damage, but that would hardly get him very far. So he comes up with another solution which will allow him to combine moneymaking with his musical talent and the pleasures of a sultry summer. Will he succeed in making his grandmother proud?

IDFA Amsterdam 2021 (awarded), Berlin Generation 2022 (special mention), BUFF Malmö 2022, Kristiansand CFF 2022 (ECFA Documentary Award), Zlin CFF 2022 (special mention), Zurich IFF 2022, Cinekid Amsterdam CFF 2022, Chicago CFF 2022, Zoomz CFF Luzern 2022, Stuttgart CFF 2023, Play CFF Lisboa 2023, Young Horizons CFF Warsaw 2023

Study guide: German

Study guide: Swedish

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Reservoir Docs (FR)