You Are in My Story

Documentary in co-creation

Artist residence, documentary, 29 minutes,2023

As part of an artist-in-residence program, documentary filmmaker Floor Hofman spent several months within a close-knit community for people with developmental disabilities. During her stay, Floor provided residents with cameras to capture moments in their daily lives, with the intention of getting to know their view of the world. She also conducted interviews with residents, parents, and caretakers, gathering diverse perspectives to help in understanding the meaning of the residents' recorded moments. This collaborative project led Floor, along with the caretakers and parents, to rethink their expectations. The resulting documentary, ‘You Are in My Story,’ portrays this process, incorporating footage filmed by the residents themselves. Through their recordings, viewers are invited into a world where vulnerability and resilience intertwine.

Film stills 

This documentary will be screened at Dutch Design Week 2023, as part of the exhibition ‘The Space Between Us’, an exhibition in co-creation with the Embassy of Inclusive Society at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven.  

Sceening at residential health care facility ‘De Heygraeff’, where the documentary was created, 12 October 2023

This documentary is created during an artist in residency program by Re-creatie.

Project Designer and Editor: Willie Wong

Floor Hofman
Maastricht and Eindhoven, The Netherlands / Taipei and Tainan, Taiwan