Sjoerd Wess.

Director & Cinematographer

Documentary, Personal

My Meditation

This project was made for: Personal Project

Girl laying on slackline high above the ground

About the project

My Meditation is a story about Karen, who, at the young age of 15, was a victim of sexual abuse. Highlining, a sport that involves walking on a thin line meters above the ground, brings her peace and helps her cope with depression, anxiety, and negative thoughts. Karen finds joy and a new lease on life through highlining and now travels the world to share her passion and assist others in walking the line.

The film was shot in one of the most stunning locations in Holland, at Schoorl, North-Holland, which is the most unique spot for walking a highline. The director and cinematographer, Sjoerd Wess, captures the beauty of Karen’s journey, while also serving as the editor and colorist.

Karen de Boer stars in the film and inspires viewers with her resilience and determination. For more information, visit her website at http://www.kerrieslack.com/.

The crew

This project was produced, shot, edited and published by me, with the help of Karen.

This project was produced, shot, edited and published by me, with the help of Karen.

Some stills from the project:

Girl laying on slackline high above the ground
Girl laying on slackline high above the ground
Girl laying on slackline high above the ground
Girl laying on slackline high above the ground