Dutch music lovers know Habbekrats for having produced many innovative music videos for (hiphop) artists like Duvelduvel, De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig, Pete Philly & Perquisite, The Opposites, Dio and Flinke Namen, getting millions of views on Youtube in the process. These haven’t been the only projects since Habbekrats’s foundation in 2004, but they are typical for their connection with the ‘New (multicultural) Netherlands’ - a generation that has grown up with the idea that their best friends’ different cultural backgrounds need not be a barrier to making something beautiful together. On the contrary.
RABAT is the first feature film directed by Habbekrats founders Jim TAIHUTTU (Venlo, 1981) and Victor PONTEN (Velp, 1981). It was produced by Julius PONTEN and Frieder WALLIS. For the past few years, they have been responsible for a large amount of award-winning and successful music videos, short films, documentaires and advertising campaigns.
At the end of 2009, Habbekrats and actors Achmed AKKABI, Nasrdin DCHAR and Marwan KENZARI made the short movie WOLKEN #2. It was a taste of what was to come: adventure, a mission, a feature movie. RABAT.