Poet Against Time
2018 – HDV – min.
A documentary by Annelotte Verhaagen about the author Jasper Mikkers.
The Passing Years - Closer to Remco Campert
2016 – HDV – 77 min.
In The passing years we follow Dutch writer and poet Remco Campert during the course of one year. We get to know his daily routines and habits and witness special and intimate moments. A film about wistfulness, mortality and approaching death, and about poetry as the elixir of life.
Song of Exile
2016 – HDV – 55 min.
Together with Iranian writer Nasim Khaksar we retrace his flight into exile, the journey he undertook some thirty years ago, all the way back to the border of his unreachable homeland.
All that Sounds
2015 – HDV – 53 min.
A documentary about the Dutch composer and jazz musician Theo Loevendie.
The Alphabet of Fear
2015 – HDV – 55 min.
A documentary about the Rumanian-German Nobel Prize Laureate Herta Müller: her collages, her traumas and her fears.
Sam Middleton - Painter of Music
2014 – HDV – 49 min.
A portrait of Sam Middleton, who is considered the first modern Afro-American artist in the Netherlands. Middleton finds his inspiration in the Jazz of his youth in Harlem, New York, and in the Dutch landschape of North-Holland, where he has been living for forty years.
Land of Absence - Meeting Adonis
2013 – HDV – 54 min.
A journey through the eventful life of the Syrian-Lebanese writer Adonis, one of the most eminent thinkers and writers of the Arab world. In Land of Absence het talks about his life and work, about Syria, the Arab world and Islam.
Wanting to be a drifter
2013 – HDV – 38 min.
A cinematic journey through the life and work of Limburg artist Marianne van der Heijden. A co-production with Omroep L1 and the Museum van Bommel van Dam, where a major retrospective exhibition of her work opened on 27 January, 2013.
Roger Raveel - The Artist, Death & the Muse
2013 – HDV – 56 min.
The film portrays Roger Raveel, the most important Flemish painter of the latter half of the 20th century, in the 90th year of his life.
End and Beginning - Meeting Wisława Szymborska
2011 – HDV – 55 min.
End and Beginning is both a unique portrait of the Polish poet Wisława Szymborska and, with her poems as a guide, a journey through her work and the history of Poland.
A Son of Porto
2011 – HDV – 53 min.
The Moluccan writer Frans Lopulalan and his son Benja return to the land where they have never been: the ancestral land. A journey past the Moluccan heritage and an inevitable search for the essence of human existence.
Cruel Happiness: Claus, Flanders and Love
2009 – HDV – 62 min.
A film portrait of Hugo Claus in association with Poetry International and RTV Rijnmond.
From Dutch East India to Indonesia - the life of Sitor Situmorang
2009 – HDV – 59 min.
A portrait of the Indonesian poet Sitor Situmorang.
Wait for me, Gallows
2006 – HDV – 78 min.
The story of Sivas is a film about music and resistance, about fundamentalism and liberalism against the background of a tragic event.
The Ashes of Memory
2004 – BetaSP – 50 min.
A Portrait of the Hindu poet and physician Jit Narain.
Wie Eegie Sanie - Our own things
2003 – BetaSP – 58 min.
Documentary about a generation of Surinamese people who were the first to explore their roots and culture, or 'wie eegie sanie': our own things.
2003 – BetaSP – 48 min.
2003 – BetaSP – 47 min.
The Divine Madness
2001 – BetaSP – 53 min.
A film about one of the most remarkable and most talented Dutch poets: Hans Vlek.
Life is Everywhere
2000 – 16 mm – 55 min.
Documentary on the Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal in which Hrabal's surreal world and its inhabitants come to life.
The Schacht Saga - A German family history
1999 – BetaSP – 55 min.
Film about the search of the German poet and publicist Ulrich Schacht.
1998 – BetaSP – 40 min.
1998 – BetaSP – 20 min.
1997 – BetaSP – 180 min.
1997 – BetaSP – 30 min.
A Kind of Grace
1996 – 16 mm – 48 min.
A meeting with British author John Berger at his home in the French Alps.
And now the Dream is over
1996 – BetaSP – 50 min.
Film about the Surinam poet Michael Slory and his relation with the Netherlands, his creole heritage and women.
Brokopondo - Stories of a drowned Land
1994 – 16 mm – 50 min.
Film about the construction of the Brokopondodam in Surinam and its consequences for the indigenous people.
Lead Tears the Heart
1993 – BetaSP – 30 min.
A portrait of British author and war correspondent James Fenton
Thursday 21 December '17
Song of Exile will be shown on BBC Persian: Friday (29/12/2017) at 21:00 (Tehran Local Time) Saturday (30/12/2017) at 11: AM (Tehran Local Time) Sunday (31/12/2017) 24:00 (Tehran...more »