In development

Eerst een Thuis

Documentary series 

(5 x ‘7)

When she is not there



The province of Utrecht and multiple partners are conducting the biggest ‘Housing First’ experiment ever done. They will provide 200 houses to homeless men and women and monitor the process of how these people fair and if they manage to get back on their feet. 

In this short documentary series, we will tell the stories of five of them and give an intimate insight in what it takes to finally feel at home again.

Commissioned by Living Lab ‘Eerst een Thuis’. Financed by the Ministry of VWS.

Our mother died so young, that my sisters and I don’t understand what it means to have a mother. Now that one of my sisters becomes a mother herself,  I will search – together with my  two younger sisters and the home videos of her  – what the absence of a mother has done with us . Can we understand what a ‘mother’ means, if we have never had that ourselves? 

In collaboration with production company Een van de jongens. Part of the Teledoc Campus development program. 

More coming soon