Films byTexts by Nina de Vroome

Nina de Vroome (1989) is Dutch filmmaker, teacher and author. She studied film at KASK / School of Arts Ghent and graduated with Waves (2013). Her filmography includes Een idee van de zee [A Sea Change] (2016) and Het geluk van honden [A Dog’s Luck] (2018). Her films were shown at international festivals such as Visions du Réel and International Film Festival Rotterdam. She is a writer and editor for Sabzian. As a teacher she is involved in various educational projects. She makes collages and engages in collaborations as a sound engineer and editor. More information about her work is available on her website

Nina de Vroome, 2016, 61’

In the buildings of the IBIS maritime boarding school in Ostend that look out towards the sea, boys from six to sixteen sleep, eat and play. They learn how to read the sea, sail with a fishing boat and help haul in the catch.

Nina de Vroome, 2018, 23’

Several dogs are being trained as patrol dogs. Their owners teach them the choreographies of police work: biting and letting go, following and staying, always on their owner’s command. Longingly gazing upwards, the dogs seem intimately connected with their owners.