Loes Moree

This film depicts six young men with totally different stories. Some have lived here their whole life in Amsterdam. Others have a history in war-torn Syria. The paths of these six men cross when they come to live in the same unit. While following their daily lives filled with food, music and kitchen football, their bond changes. Fear of ‘the other’ slowly evolves into brotherhood. They eventually call themselves M3LMIN, meaning nice people in informal Arabic. The film touches on topics like discrimination, homosexuality, friendship, nostalgia and shyness. Loes Moree, the producer, has lived with MϵLMIN for ten weeks to make this film.

Poster - MELMIN



Loes Moree
Loes Moree

As a child I was shy. The curiosity was there, but I was too scared to initiate contact. Later, I realized that many people ‘suffer’ from this. As a visual anthropologist and journalist, I aspire to make this bridge to the unknown more accessible. I translate scientific knowledge about diversity, shyness and health into image, sound and word.

Melmin - Loes Moree
toang - Rizky Maulana Yanuar
EL SECANO AÚN VIVE - Ruben van Rijn
My Life, My Story - Fleur Roovers
heem - Jara van den Bosch
Postcolonial Sentiments - Hannah Bults
Voices in Nature - Maarten Bekhuis
Nostalgie paralysante - Sabrine Mdaghri
How much longer - Ann-Kristin Mueller
Drag Kings and Creatures - Sarah Bozuwa
Multi-Love - Mowgli Legein
Proud to Sport - Lotte van den Hanenberg
Buurland - Malìn van Weerdenburg
Birds - Marlissa Hilkmann
Is There Anybody Out There? - Mischa Huijsmans
F*ck Endo - Wilke Geurds
Speaking of Spirits - Eva Riemens
Making Malta Home - Leanne Leendertse
Would you want your kids to do this - Max Condon
I am you and you are me - Janna Vink
The battle against floods - Kyra van Meijgaarden