<p>Sprekende Ogen</p>

Nathalie (22) can only move her head and is not able to talk. She can only communicate with her expressive eyes that say more that words. With her bleached hair and love of House music, she is a person who knows what she wants.

Nicole (23) cannot talk either. She recently had her leg straightened hoping she will be able to walk better. The two women live with two others in a unique commune 'Het Bolwerk' in the Dutch town of Hoorn. All four have their own apartment and have 24-hour assistance. Het Bolwerk offers them an opportunity to shape their own lives. 

Leendert Pot's film eloquent eyes is a moving film showing two women with plenty of willpower and great lust for life.

This film was supported by the Dutch Cultural Broadcasting Promotion Fund, nationaal Revalidatie Fonds, esdégé-reizigers and NCRV 

43 minutes. 16mm, color 


It’s hot

Eyes are looking
Exfited
Angry
Sweet at times

Words are flowing
But eyes are speaking

Right behind the eyes
I see tears
Between the tears
I see you

1999