Philippe Malfeyt – Lute, Theorbe
Vardan Hovanissian – Doudouk
Nic Balthazar – Direction and lyrics
Soufiane Chilah – Monologue
Melike Tarhan – Vocals
A story about the search for happiness of young asylum seekers that is as hard as it is hopeful. First written as a ‘listening eyes’ story for low-literacy youngsters, now adapted as a musical performance for De Bijloke.
Neeland is not only accompanied by music, but also – how could it be otherwise for a filmmaker – by images.
Nic Balthazar asked Nyk Dekyser to take photos to accompany this story. Like the stills for a film that does not (yet) exist.
The soundtrack is performed live by the Ghent-Turkish singer Melike Tarhan and her musicians. A story to go with the story: songs in Turkish and in Flemish, about women’s love and suffering.
The audience only has to put the elements together, and the film is ready.