DOCUMENTARY

DOCUMENTARY

Over the course of 25 years, I have not only worked on the documentaries listed below, but also on many news programs and television documentaries for Dutch television such as Zembla (VARA TV), Kenmerk, Factor and Het Andere Gezicht (IKON TV) and Profiel (KRO TV). These programs have taken me to countries where at times the political situation was volatile such as former Yugoslavia, Israël and the Middle East, Mali, Eritrea, Ethiopia and South Sudan as well as Indonesia, India, Russia and the U.S. 

Many of these travels have shaped how I see the world and how I endeavor to show it.

2016

KLONEN: WENS OF WAANZIN? 

Four part television series about the ethics of cloning | director Joep de Vries | production BNN-VARA

 

 

 MEDIALOGICA  | ARGOS TV

Series about the effect of media on today's society | 2 episodes | director Erwin Otten | production HUMAN-VPRO

 The Aftermath of New Years' Eve in Cologne 2015

 

2015

DE STRIJD

Ten part television series about the history of the Dutch Labor Movement | various directors | production VARA

 

 

 

DE MUUR

Serie about walls that separate people all over the world | episode about Slovakia | director Heleen Minderaa | production VARA

 

 

 

2014

IN GROOVE WE TRUST

Documentary about Defunkt bandleader Joe Bowie | director Robin van Erven Dorens | production Viewpoint | BOS

 

 

2013

BANDIDOS

Four part series about a group of street kids who join the Dutch army in order to set their lives straight | director Kees Schaap and Wensley Francisco | VARA

 

 

 

2013

MOVING STILLS

Documentary about Dutch photographer Kadir van Lohuizen | director Tinus Kramer | production Viewpoint for NTR

 

 

2012

DE ENTERTAINER

Documentary about Dutch all-round entertainer Paul de Leeuw | director Cees Overgaauw | production VARA

 

 

HET NIEUWE HUIS VAN OLGA ZUIDERHOEK

Documentary about Dutch actress Olga Zuiderhoek | director Netty van Hoorn | production Netty van Hoorn Producties for NPS

 

 

2011

HET OOGZIEKENHUIS

Documentary about Het OOG-Ziekenhuis in The Hague | director Netty van Hoorn | production Netty van Hoorn Producties for TV RIJNMOND

 

DE STORM VAN BADR HARI

Documentary about kickboxer Badr Hari | director Dirk Bayens | Profiel  KRO

 

2010

EEN WERELD VAN GESCHIL

Documentary about an adjudication committee dealing with conflicts between travel organizations and consumers | director Nan Rosens | production NCRV

 

VEERPONT NAAR HOLLAND

5 part documentary series about Fidan Ekiz's Turkish mother's and her friends' stories about moving to The Netherlands in the 1970's | director Kees Schaap | production VARA

 

2008

ROTTERDAM 24/7

Documentary profiling the ever-expanding Rotterdam harbor and the trials and tribulations of finding the right people to work there | director Annemarie van Zweeden | production IKON

2007

EEN NOODLOTTIGE ONTMOETING

Autobiographical documentary about a chance encounter with a man who kills a Guardia Civil and becomes the last man to be executed by garrotte in Spain | director Netty van Hoorn | production Netty van Hoorn Producties for VPRO

 

SEE YOU IN VEGAS

Portrait of Dutch magician Hans Klok as he prepares and performs during his year long world tour | directors Antoinette Beumer & Maaik Krijgsman | production VPRO

 

DE DROOMFABRIEK

Documentary about CODARTS , a HAVO (middle school) for the Arts in Rotterdam | director Netty van Hoorn | production Netty van Hoorn Producties for NPS

 

2005

LAGONDA

Documentary about the director's search for his architect grandfather's long lost Lagonda that was requisitioned immediately after WWII as the vehicle for General Montgomery  during the Victory Parade in Holland | director Robin van Erven Dorens | production Pieter van Huystee Film Produkties for NPS

 

2004

LITIGATING DISASTER

Documentary about the arduous struggle to take legal action taken against Union Carbide many years after the disaster in Bhopal 1984 | director Ilan Ziv | production Tamouz Media

 

CIRCUS & VARIETE: HET BLOED KRUIPT

Documentary about the world of vaudeville and circus in Holland | director Netty van Hoorn | production Netty van Hoorn Producties for NPS

 

HELD OP SOKKEN

Documentary about children facing their fears | director Pauline Huntjens | production VPRO

 

2003

MYSA

Documentary about a soccer team in the slums of Nairobi | director Netty van Hoorn | production Netty van Hoorn Producties for VARA

 

AFSCHEID VAN KOLLUM

Documentary about the unrest caused in a small Frisian community when a refugee center opens in their town | director Annemarie van Zweeden | production IKON

 

2002

KNOR

Documentary about the short life of a factory-farmed pig| director Machteld Detmers | production HUMAN

 

 

2001

KIJK MIJN WERELD

Documentary. Three kids with autism talk about their lives| director Pauline Huntjens | production VPRO

 

 

2000

ANGST VOOR DE LIEFDE

Documentary about the coming out of a homosexual man to his traditional Muslim family | director Frank Vellenga | production IKON | awarded with Zilveren Zebra

 

 

HET SCHONE VAN DROMEN

Documentary about the cleaning crew at Schiphol Airport, many of them immigrants in a strange new land | director Annemarie van Zweeden | production IKON | awarded with Civis Europa prize 2001

 

 

C & A - CLEMENS & AUGUST

Three part documentary series about international retailer C & A during a year of major change | director Claudia Tellegen | production NCRV 

 

 

1998

DE KRUISING

Documentary portraying four ethnically different shopowners on a crossroad in Amsterdam| director Annemarie van Zweeden | production IKON 

 

 

1997

LANG LEVE DE VERENIGING

Documentary series about clubs and societies in The Netherlands | several episodes | director Michiel van Erp | production VARA | honorable mention Nipkow

 

KERSTMIS IN FLORADORP

Documentary  about the abundant Christmas celebrations in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Amsterdam  | director René Roelofs | production NPS | Gouden Kalf for best long documentary

 

1996

SAFE HAVEN: THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE BETRAYAL OF SREBRENICA

Documentary on how the UN sacrificed the enclave of Srebrenica in order to stop the war in former Yugoslavia | director Ilan Ziv ​| production IKON | Dutch Academy Award

1995

NIET VOLMAAKT MAAR MATELOOS MOOI

Documentary about a semi independent living facility for mentally and physically disabled people situated in the middle of an Amsterdam suburb  | director  Marja Kok ​| production KRO 

1994

MEVROUW, IS U VAN DE HEMEL?

Documentary  Wil Alberts is head of the night care at De Werf. The documentary shows how she communicates at night, using a complex sound system with the 180 mentally handicapped inhabitants | director  Marja Kok ​| production KRO