Documentary series 

Van overleven naar leven -
From surviving to living
* Available with English subtitles

Written & Directed by Annick Sickinghe 

'Van Overleven naar Leven' is an eight-part docu-series featuring personal stories of life after childhood cancer, created in collaboration with the Princess Máxima Center. Thanks to the Princess Máxima Center, I was able to expand my earlier short documentary, 'LATER,' into a full series. 

This project is my way of inspiring others and showing that it's possible to lead a rich and fulfilling life after a childhood cancer diagnosis, no matter what this diagnosis has brought into your path. Sharing these stories is a tribute to the strength of survivors and their ability to transition from surviving childhood cancer to living after childhood cancer.

Each episode focuses on a different theme, such as the impact on mental and physical health, work, relationships, fertility, sibling relationships, and identity. 75% of adults who had childhood cancer experience one or more treatment-related effects. Personal interviews are intertwined with animations, dance, music, and poetic visuals created by adults with experience in (childhood) cancer.


* Available with English subtitles

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Written & Directed by: Annick Sickinghe

Cherine Mathot
Renate Munneke 
Tara de Veer 
Gitta de Veer 
Céline Engelen  
Gerben Engelen  
Jorn Engels 
Fleur Steehouwer
Ben Muller 
Arjan Visser 
Farah Al-Tamimi 
Iris van Keulen 
Lon van Keulen 
Eline van der Meulen

Jaap Den Hartogh - Production & Project Management
Yoeri Sommers - Camera 
Sam van Zoest - Editing
Erik Loots - Camera & Color Correction
Poul Sven de Haan - Sound Design
Alissa Rees - Presentation
Thomas Maas - Animation
Sophie Prins - Dance
Andre Schoorlemmer - Composition
Jessica Tipker - Subtitling
Willemien Steinz - Communication
Eline van der Meulen - Advice
Cherine Mathot - Advice
Paula Kuijvenhoven - Advice
Wouter Kollen - Advice
Rianne Koopman - Advice  
Maud Burgers - Advice
Heleen van der Pal - Advice

Commissioned by the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology and VOX