Year: 2021

Type: documentary

Length: 28 minutes

Language: Dutch

Subtitles: English, Dutch


Written & Directed by: Annick Sickinghe & Sam van Zoest

Interviewees: Cherine Mathot, Ariane Sickinghe, Priscilla van Dijke, Bas van der Voort, Saskia Ouwehand, Corinne Kuijpers, Remco Oomens

Camera & Editing: Sam van Zoest

Music: Annick Sickinghe

Music Recording & Mixing: Lourens van der Zwaag

Sound Design: Poul Sven de Haan

Grading: Serhan Meewisse

Clock and Head Animations: Annick Sickinghe

Charcoal Animations: Thomas Maas

Light Castle: Sam van Zoest

Violin: Eva Scheltema

Sound Design Animations: Thom Verbree

Distribution: Amstelfilm

Release in cooperation with Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology and VOX


LATER is a short documentary film about the late effects of childhood cancer. I directed this film together with Annick Sickinghe, who had lymphoma when she was fourteen years old.

Years after her recovery, artist Annick notices that her illness is still affecting her. She talks with fellow survivors of childhood cancer about the mental and physical consequences, and visualizes these conversations in an artistic way. In LATER, Annick investigates her own coping process, which leads her to talk to peers who also suffered from childhood cancer. How do these people look back at their period of illness after 10, 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years? How does such a violent experience affect the rest of your life?

The intimate and personal interviews are interspersed with animations and poetic images that make the emotion of the story tangible.

LATER can be rented on


Interview about LATER by Arianne Mantel in De Telegraaf

Interview about LATER by Dylan van Eijkeren in Het Parool

Article about LATER by Joe-Lize Brugge en Maarten Costerus in Reformatorisch Dagblad

Video interview about LATER on Omroep Zeeland

Interview about LATER by Femke Goos on

Interview about LATER with Valérie Hoffmann on VERS

Interview about LATER by Tijn Marinussen and Matthijs van Lierop on Dtv Nieuws

Interview about LATER by Michiel Bouwman in Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant

Interview about LATER in Eendrachtbode

Interview about LATER by Peter van Erp in Brabants Dagblad

Interview about LATER by Naomi van Asperen on