Maeta's Story (prev. Uncle Frits)
In the Occupied Netherlands, a widow and her 7 year old son go into hiding with the help of her brother, a WW1 veteran who struggles with PTSD.
She (the titular "Maeta") and her 7 year-old son Eddie, together with her brother Frits and his fiancee Gisele face shattering reversals of fortune, loss, prejudice, and betrayal until forced into hiding. Frits, recruited into the Dutch Resistance, helps the whole family navigate the threats.
The story moves quickly as the family’s lives intersect with those of their protectors and events compel frequent moves to new hiding places. They must adapt quickly to rapid change while enduring withering fear, enforced stillness, and constant isolation.
This is a strong, suspenseful feature script that chronicles a WW1 veteran's struggle with PTSD and, more pervasively, his family's struggle with fear itself. They rally one another and strengthen during the journey.