FILMOGRAPHY

INSPIRED CLAY / ARGILES VIVES

The role of clay in creation myths and in artistic creations from the origins of man to the present day.
Le rôle de l’argile dans les mythes et les créations artistiques depuis les origines de l’homme à nos jours.
The film has been shot in New Zealand, Australia, India, Greece, France and Switzerland.
Video, 90 mins., 2015

HENRI PRESSET – pour mémoire

Film on the last days in the life of Swiss sculptor and friend Henri Presset, and on his work, as shown in the last exhibition during his lifetime.
With Claude Albana Presset.
Video, 20 mins., Switzerland, 2013

STILL DANCE OF LIFE  –

IN TIME AND SPACE

The film is based on our present understanding of the universe and of life on earth, its origin and evolution. It draws on insights from astronomy, biology, geology and various other sciences. But above all it is an artistic visual expression – set to music by Bob Dylan and George Crumb – of a cosmological truth which has existential implications for all thinking beings in the universe.
Video, 22 mins., Earth, 2010

RICE, BRICKS AND LABOUR – Preventing bondage in Tamil Nadu, India

Film on the ILO programme for the prevention of bonded labour in rice mills and brick kilns in Tamil Nadu, India.
Video, 10 and 15 minutes, India, 2010
See short version on YouTube.

JOURNEYS IN CLAY  /  VOYAGES D’ARGILE

Focussing on the theme of diversity in contemporary ceramic creation, the film has been shot in India, China, Japan, France and Switzerland. It accompanied the travelling exhibition 1001 Cups.
Video, 62 mins., 2009

CHANGE SWEEPS THROUGH RURAL BETUL

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in Betul District, Madhya Pradesh. Produced for UNDP / Ministry of Rural Development, India.
Video, 30 mins., India, 2008

IN THE BEGINNING WAS DESIRE

A homage to the rich sexual-erotic language in which two of the great South Asian religions, Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism, have tried to catch the wonder of life.
Video, 49 mins., India, 2005

CONSONANCE ET DISSONANCE

Photo exhibition at OMPI/WIPO
Geneva, Switzerland, 2004

MEMORIA

Video poem to contemporary music.
Video, 17.5 mins., France/Netherlands, 1999

MUMBAI MAHILA MILAN

We Women of Bombay

On a women’s organisation of pavement dwellers.
Video, 40 mins., India, 1998  –  Broadcast by Dutch TV
Can be seen on my YouTube channel

HOME GROUND

On a gang of street children in Manila.
Video, 25 mins., Philippines, 1996  –  Broadcast by Dutch TV
Can be seen on my YouTube channel

DEFENCE FOR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL IN ACTION

The worldwide movement for children’s rights. Produced for DCI-The Netherlands.
Video, 28.5 mins., Geneva, Philippines, Netherlands, 1996

BIG CITY GIRLS

Three street girls in Manila portrayed. The film is produced for a network of Philippine NGOs and for government institutions that work for the benefit of street children.
Video, 49 mins. Philippines, 199
Can be seen on my YouTube channel

WHY FOOD AID? and

FOOD AID, HOW IT WORKS

Two documentaries on European Union food aid to Africa, with examples from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Mozambique Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso. Produced by Avise, The Netherlands, for the Commission of the European Communities. Function: research, script, director.
Video, 35 and 25 mins., Europe/Africa, 1993

IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING GODS

On a group of Dutch tourists who get to know India. Function: research, script, director.
16 mm film, 65 (52) mins., India, 1992  –  Broadcast by Dutch TV 

PUNKI AND GANSHYAM

Twins in India

On a boy and a girl of 11 years old, living in a small, remote village in Rajasthan. Function: research, director.
16 mm film, 25 mins., India, 1988/89  –  Broadcast by Dutch and foreign TV
Can be seen on my YouTube channel

BIRDS OF PASSAGE

On Labour migration from Sri Lanka to the Middle East. Produced for the Universities of Leiden and Colombo.
Video, 55 mins., Sri Lanka/U.A.E., 1987/88  –  Broadcast by Dutch TV
Ask me for the link if you want to see the film

WITNESS APARTHEID AGGRESSION

On the aggression of South Africa against the front-line states, against the people of Namibia, and against its own black population. Produced (with Maarten Rens) for the Anti Apartheid Movement Netherlands.
Video, 48 mins., Southern Africa/Netherlands, 1984

THE DOORS OF CULTURE SHALL BE OPENED!

On the cultural struggle against Apartheid. Produced (with Maarten Rens) for the Anti Apartheid Movement Netherlands.
Video, 40 mins., Netherlands, 1982

MADE IN KERALA

On life, work and struggle of workers in Kerala, India. Produced for the University of Amsterdam and the Kerala Sastra Sahytya Parashad. Function: production and direction.
16 mm film, 90 and 45 mins., India, 1979/81  –  Broadcast by Belgian TV
Can be seen on my YouTube channel

PRENTEN UIT HET IJS (PRINTS FROM THE ICE)

On the restoration and conservation of 16th century Dutch prints found at Nova Zembla. Produced by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and the Foundation for Film and Science, Utrecht. Function: script.
16 mm film, 25 mins., Dutch spoken, no subtitles, Netherlands, 1979/80

MITRANIKETAN

On a rural development project in Kerala, India.
16 mm film, 35 mins., India, 1977/78

HOLLANDERS IN JAPAN  1609-1864

THE DUTCH ON DESHIMA 1641-1864

On the historical presence of the Dutch in Japan. Between 1641 and 1864 the Dutch were the only Western traders allowed to stay in Japan, on the tiny island Deshima at Nagasaki. Produced by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and the Foundation for Film and Science, Utrecht. Function: research, script, co-director.
Video, 13 mins., Dutch and English versions, Netherlands, 1976

DE OVERWINTERING OP NOVA ZEMBLA  1596-1597

WINTER 1596-1597 ENDURED ON NOVA ZEMBLA

On this famous 16th century event in Dutch history. Produced by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and the Foundation for Film and Science, Utrecht. Function: research, script, co-director.
Video, 14 mins., Dutch and English versions, Netherlands, 1976

ALONE TOGETHER

Four films on different types of psychotherapy. Produced for the Institute of Medical Psychotherapy, Utrecht. Function: director.
16 mm film, 4 times 30 mins., Netherlands, 1975  –   Broadcast by Dutch TV

AT HER MAJESTY’S PLEASURE:

DETENTION REMAINS A BLACK MARK

On the stigmatisation of criminals who are treated as psychiatric patients. Produced with a group of sociology and law students for the University of Amsterdam.
Video, 20 mins., Netherlands, 1974

CRISIS

On the process of psychic crises. Produced with Theo van Leeuwen, a colleague student of the Netherlands Film Academy, for the Academic Hospital of the University of Amsterdam.
16 mm film, Netherlands, 1971

PORTRAIT OF LOUK VREESWIJK

Produced with a group of five students of the Netherlands Film Academy, Amsterdam.
16 mm film, Netherlands, 1969

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