Twice as Wise

2 x klüger

Twice as Wise

Piet Eekman

Film Education

»Fuck off, n***! Get lost, Pollack!« Serge from Ruanda and Filip from Poland, both eleven-years-old, live in the north part of Dortmund. They are constantly insulted and bullied by older youths. Being small, Filip chooses to run. His friend Serge – although big and strong for his age – doesn‘t want any hassle from his mother. Yet her advice that »discretion is the better part of valour« does not help much. Fortunately, they have their football and their friendship to keep them going. Both try hard to keep their frustration, anger and fear in check. The film was made as part of the
child documentary film project »dok you« with boys and girls from the Helmholtz Senior High School in Dortmund

Director / Script

Piet Eekman


Bernard Verstraete


César Diaz


Laurence Morel


Blinker Filmproduktion GmbH, Meike Martens, in Koproduktion mit dem WDR


Blinker Filmproduktion GmbH

Piet Eekman

Piet Eekman studied film directing from 1988 to 1991 at the Film and Television University »Konrad Wolf«. After two years as a projectionist at Brussels Film Museum, he began work as a film producer and writer. He was employed as a producer at the ZDF TV studios in Brussels until 2000. Nowadays, he is a freelance film-maker and journalist.

Films by Piet Eekman
PTBS – unsichtbar verwundet 2008 | Europa Kinderland 2007 | Ein Pferdeleben 2007 | Das verlorene Schläfchen 2006 | Reiche essen keine Hamburger 2006