Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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Sounds for Mazin (Geluiden voor Mazin)

Hilal - ages 13+

Ingrid Kamerling / Short Documentary / Netherlands, The / 2012 / 19 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Dutch / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Documentary, Biography, Youth, Disability, Family, Identity, Education
Qatar Premiere


In Competition

Mazin is almost completely deaf, but in two weeks’ time he will undergo an operation that might greatly improve his hearing capability. His close friend Katelin tried the same operation before without positive results and some unpleasant side effects. Should Mazin be worried? Will his choice affect his friendship with Katelin? As surgery day approaches, this compelling documentary follows Mazin’s emotional and brave journey from silence to sound.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Ingrid Kamerling is a Dutch documentary filmmaker. After obtaining Masters degrees in psychology and journalism, she worked as a journalist for Dutch radio and television and directed a TV series about children. In 2009 she became interested in documentary filmmaking and was selected for the IDFA Kids and Docs workshop for young filmmakers. There she developed ‘Sounds for Mazin’, which won the Mediafonds award Kids and Docs 2012 at IDFA in 2012.


Ingrid Kamerling
Ingrid Kamerling
Albert Klein Haneveld
Albert Markus
Jefrim Rothuizen, Aage Hollander, Jorne Tielemans
Production Company
Hollandse Helden
Elena Martin Hidalgo, Marc Schmidt, Jillis Molenaar

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