Live Full Out

Een documentaire van Eefje van den Akker en Eva Oosterveld

Live Full Out shows how the lives of Pieter (69) and Liesbeth (54) have changed since the tragic death of their son Joost. After his death they decided to get to work as volunteers on the Greek island of Lesvos. With the experiences which they gained while sailing with their sons Joost and Niels treasured in their memories, they watch over the ocean at night looking out for new boats crammed with refugees. This is one of their ways to contribute to the situation in this area, by giving meaning to their lives and leave the vision of their son continued. A young person full of ideals and with a strong desire to change the world for the better.

A film about the ineffaceable love of parents towards their child and how they got themselves back together and started to rediscover life. They learn how to live on without their son Joost, living full out.

The influence that losing a loved one can have on a person can be completely different from the influence it might have on someone else, just as the ways in which people deal with this loss. The story of Pieter and Liesbeth combines the universal theme of bereavement and actuality through the goals that they work ever so hard for to achieve. They are committed to help the people who are in need as a result of the great amounts of refugees travelling towards Europe.

We, the makers Eefje van den Akker (22) and Eva Oosterveld (21) want to capture this beautiful and special story in a journalistic film. To be able to achieve this, we are currently taking classes in how to make a documentary in both the Netherlands and the United States.

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