In this travel series, journalist Nina Jurna investigates how history affects the present in seven countries and how this leads to a new Caribbean culture.
The Spectacular Absence of God
A search for how and why director Erik Fransman feels like a Jew as an atheist, without god or religion to hold on to. Together with his family who, just like him, are Jewish without god, he looks for answers.
Dande Di Aruba
Dande is an old Aruban custom when the Dande group goes door-to-door making music to bring prosperity for the new year. Filmmaker Cindy Kerseborn immerses herself in a world still unknown to the Netherlands. The Dande is hypnotically contagious. It makes you happy, even when you hear it for the first time.
What impact does it have on your adult life, when one of your parents disappears from your life after a divorce, by fault of the other parent or as a result of a decision you made as a child?
A photo is worth a thousand words, the cliché goes, but in The Photograph one photo unleashes thousands of special stories. About New York and its black residents, about pride and tradition, about the power of photography, and about the grandfather of director Sherman De Jesus.
New Light – the Rijksmuseum and Slavery
What happens when the leading national museum focuses its gaze on the slavery history of the Netherlands? This is the subject of New Light, a highly topical documentary from director Ida Does about the genesis of the slavery exhibition in the Rijksmuseum.
The Whole Wide World
The Whole Wide World is an intriguing look into the identity of three bright young people that live in two worlds, and the obstacles they have to conquer to arrive and acquire a place for themselves in a new society.
The Myth of Armando
What happens in your childhood defines your life, according to artist Armando. His childhood was defined by one crucial incident; a boy kills a German soldier in the woods during the Second World War.
Going to a concert, dancing on technopop, hanging out on the beach, riding horses. But also: is there a place in my life for a relationship, how do people look at me, what is normal?
George Maduro – An ‘ordinary’ hero
When he is ten years old, George Maduro travels from his native Curaçao to study in...
The dingy looking building from the twenties at the Carnotstraat 17 in Antwerp used...
The World According to Monsieur Khiar
After ten years of working in war zones as a documentary photographer for The New York Times and Vanity Fair, Dutchman Jeroen Robert Kramer decides to start a new life as an artist in Lebanon. In his hometown Beirut he meets Monsieur Khiar, an elderly gentleman in whom he recognizes a better version of himself.
The Zero Revolution – Henk Peeters
No artist has rid himself with as much flair and force of the arrogance and conceit of the Dutch art world as Henk Peeters did.
The Last Title
To protect him against bullies at school father and mother Stolzenbach send their son Dennis to kickboxing class.
A Shtetl in the Caribbean
Shtetl in the Caribbean
A documentary exploring the new and controversial world of anti-aging. Aging is...
Dutch Masters in the 21st century – Koen Vermeule
Dutch Masters in the 21st century is a series of short film portraits of...
Dutch Masters in the 21st century – Henk Peeters
Dutch Masters in the 21st century is a series of short film portraits of contemporary visual artists in their studio or workshop. The project is intended to grow into an extensive series recording a whole generation of artists. Sherman De Jesus made a portrait of the artist Henk Peeters for Dutch Masters.
Whatever Will Be
For more than 20 years Cilla, a black transsexual in her mid-forties, has a dilemma...
Everything Must Change – Piet Zwart
EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE – PIET ZWART
God’s Own Parish
“If I hadn't met father Kotte, I wouldn't be interested in the Catholic Church”,...
Lost Down Memory Lane
Lost Down Memory Lane directed by Klara Van Es, is the first documentary, about...
Oerdak- Poem in Progress
Oerdak – Poem in Progress is a portrait about the style and approach of the poet...
This coming-of-age documentary tells the story of a child of the television...
My Dads and Moms
Luca’s family is special: ‘My moms are lesbian and my daddies are gay, that is how...
Reporters of the West
The youth documentary Reporters From the West, follows a group of children with...
Illiterate provides a striking picture of the limited world of Anneke, a young...
Izaline Calister – Lady Sings The Tambú
Everything in the life of vocalist Izaline Calister focuses on music. On the island of Curaçao she found the key: the tambú, the very rhythmic improvisation-based music of Curaçao with its roots in Africa.
Under the regime of Benito Mussolini in the 1930s, radio came to the fore in Italy....
Abortion – Right or Wrong
Every year, throughout the world, fifty million women have abortions. In the Netherlands the right to abortion seems so fundamental that it is difficult to imagine that it is still a major issue for many women in the world.
Jan Schoonhoven – Official 18977
In his own lifetime, the works of Jan Schoonhoven (Delft, 1914 – 1994) were...
Souls of Naples
Souls of Naples, a visually overwhelming non-fiction film about Naples and a...
Eva is beautiful, successful and single. For her 35th birthday, her friends give her the only thing that she hasn’t got and always wanted to have: a man! But what does she have to do with him? After a short trial period, she decides to send him away, but she regrets this….
Black Businessman Mr.Ecury from Aruba arrives in the Netherlands after WWII to search for the body of his son Boy, who was executed by the Nazis because of his work as a resistance fighter. Mr.Ecury has only one thing to go on: Boy died with a smile on his face.
Time upon Your Heels
“It’s not time that passes, but you and I; there is no time outside our thoughts.”...
The film shows the special building technology used in the super-modern ‘Sluijmer House’. It was built in the heart of a protected historic area, in the canal area of the centre of Utrecht surrounded by historic buildings.
All is Light – Jan Henderikse
Starting in New York City ALL IS LIGHT- JAN HENDERIKSE narrates the birth of Nite...
While Jack (Freerk Bos) enjoys his Joy Meal in a fast-food restaurant, he catches...
Daddy’s Little Girl
Daan risks his reputation as a respectable husband and father when he takes an interest in a whore on the street. His little daughter Akke, not yet two years old, is a witness from the back seat as her father gets in a jam which seems to end in the death of the prostitute.
Zuilen Takes A Deep Breath
In Zuilen Takes a Deep Breath, Esther Pennarts meets Annie Cabo, Truus van Beuningen and Monaïn Kharrate.
Spirit of The Wharf
Cola Debrot once said: The City of Utrecht had a hollow bottom. Walking at night from the society to the Oudegracht, I could hear voices coming from beneath the earth. They talked about love and longing, of sorrow and tears. They were probably the voices of the Romans. It made me feel melancholy. I still remember the bronze voice of the Utrecht Tower, I still hear it admonishing: “Keep your heart up, keep you heart up!”
Long Live The Brown Monster
Using only historical archive footage from the turn of the 20th century to the late...
Prisoner of Java
Java, 1941. Journalist and writer Willem Walraven (Gerard Thoolen) is imprisoned in...
The story of Ocalia is told using the diary that Ocalia left behind. With shots of...
All his life, candle-maker Ruud Snel has been tied to his wheelchair. In many...
The Stage is a Village
Stage is A Village brings stories together of men and women around the world. They...
The Indian Bore A Negro
The title of the film is derived from a statement in “Guene” by the grandfather of...
Let the Music Dance
Adam Adamus needs to hurry; tomorrow members of the European Commission are coming...