AllAboutUs Filmfactory IN THE PRESS
AllAboutUs also receives press attention. You can read below what has been written about us.
The Dutch newspaper ‘De Telegraaf’ wrote on the 23rd of March about 'Hey mum, tell me': Three years ago, after filmmaker Theo van Gogh was murdered, Ahmed Aboutaleb who was then a representative of the Amsterdam council, asked in public "Where are the mothers?". This question became the start for director Anna Spohr of AllAboutUs Film Factory to making the film 'Hey mum, tell me'. Efza Üstüner says: "It was such a success that we immediately made plans to do more with this, to expand the idea of the film. We decided to organise meetings/gatherings for discussions on a ‘Hey Mam Tour’ in the Netherlands. And this seemed to work really well, because it took away a lot of prejudice. During the meetings we got together in small groups to discuss points of view after showing pieces of the documentary. Also a lot of mothers came to different insights. Efza hopes that through these discussions there will be more understanding between different cultures. "You don’t always have to agree with each other, but you can learn from another when you listen to each other.
"Opzij (Dutch magazine for the emancipated citizen) wrote in the March issue about 'Hey mum, tell me', about an interview with project coordinator Efza Ustuner: "I realised even more through my film material how good my relationship with my mother actually was. It was painful to see that my mother was still able to walk in the film, as she’s now paralysed from an accident. It did create and even deeper bond. " ... The film created a lot of recognition and fired up quite some discussions – between people from different cultural backgrounds, between mothers and daughters. But most of the mothers, also those who would be seen as conservative, wearing head scarves, being slightly too big and who didn’t speak much Dutch, I considered them much wiser than I expected”.