Onder de Vleugel (Under the Wing)

"Onder de Vleugel" (Under the Wing) is an ode to Rotterdam under lockdown. It is the result of a collaboration between the artist Iratxe Jaio and her 11-year-old son Iñaki, who could not go to school for weeks because of the pandemic. The film is inspired by “Wings of desire” by Wim Wenders. A mysterious boy climbs up over the roofs of the city to listen the people below, and takes notes of their every thought. These have been submitted as whispers by different people responding to a call on the social networks. More than 200 whispers have been recorded, in all kinds of languages, as if the world wanted to let the filmmaker and her son know that they did not stand alone in their feelings of isolation.