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God Shines through Absence

God Shines through Absence

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.

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Dande Di Aruba

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.

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Broken

Broken

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?

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The Photograph

The Photograph

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.

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Rijkmuseum & Slavery

Rijkmuseum & Slavery

What happens when the most important national museum focuses on Dutch slavery history? This is what New Light – Rijkmuseum & Slavery, a highly topical documentary about the development of the slavery exhibition in the Rijksmuseum.

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The Whole Wide World

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.

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The Myth of Armando

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.

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Watch Me

Watch Me

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?

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The World According to Monsieur Khiar

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.

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Dutch Masters in the 21st century – Henk Peeters

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.

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Abortion – Right or Wrong

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.

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Honey

Honey

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….

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Boy Ecury

Boy Ecury

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.

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The Gap

The Gap

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.

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Daddy’s Little Girl

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.

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Spirit of The Wharf

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!”

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