Over mijn Lippen
(Crossing My Lips) The Netherlands 2006, Doc., 14 Min., OV/d/f
Director: Janica Draisma
A film about talking, stuttering, singing, remaining silent and listening. Communicating. How do you integrate if you talk differently? And how do we react to something that is not what we expect, to someone who behaves different from the norm? Science describes stuttering as a neuromuscular disorder as a result of which the regular vibrations of the midriff muscle causes words to not emerge in a flowing pattern. But the mind and unconscious also play a role. When you sing, you don’t stutter. That is the miracle of stuttering. The musical documentary throws a new light on the stutterer and as a result people who do not stutter will be able to look at the phenomenon with curiosity and more understanding and may even think about how they communicate with others. Because whatever the case may be, our interaction plays a crucial role in our lives.