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Town Ruled by Animals

The story about present-day Srebrenica, told by the street animals that seem to take over the city more and more, since most of the people are moving out. 


Srebrenica is a city where people keep leaving and animals keep appearing. The city has been through a lot and the people have become tired. The past is still lingering around and the herd is misled by wolves in sheep’s clothes. The animals in the city tell us a story. A story about the complicated animal species ‘human’. Let’s learn from the animals of Srebrenica.

This unique portrait is not about Srebrenica’s past, but on Srebrenica’s present. 



The animals of Srebrenica tell us a story.


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Submarine Channel produced Van der Mullen’s short as part of the talent development program ‘De Ontmoeting’ (‘The Meeting’). Town Ruled by Animals premieres at the Netherlands Film Festival 2019, and will tour festivals worldwide in 2019-2020, after which it will be released online.

About De Ontmoeting

De Ontmoeting is a Dutch initiative that connects upcoming directors with the film industry in The Netherlands. In 2018, the fourth open call for short film proposals resulted in over 80 submissions. Four production studios and broadcasters, including Submarine Channel, selected one project. Each creator of said project received 5,000 euros from their respective producers, provided they successfully crowdfund an additional 5k or more through the Dutch Cinecrowd crowdfunding platform. All shorts will premiere at the Netherlands Film Festival in the Fall of 2018. Submarine Channel produced the animated short Word! by Amos Mulder as part of a previous edition De Ontmoeting.




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