In Amsterdam-Zuidoost, residents built vegetable gardens in their deserted, dangerous inner garden. While gardening, they not only tackle their own problems, but also those of the neighborhood. In Venserpolder, a neighborhood in Amsterdam-Zuidoost, residential block 10 is built around a courtyard. For years, that garden has been considered too dangerous because of criminal activities and it is deserted. Until the residents, mostly single mothers, decide to create vegetable gardens. Meli, Talita, Gilma and Maureen rarely came out before and hardly knew of the other's existence. Now they meet in the garden.

The world of Kim and Bob

October 15, 2017

Kim and Bob have been inseparable since childhood. Does puberty end their friendship?

Alleen op de Wereld

December 8, 2019

We get up, go to work, eat and go to bed. Is our life about daily rituals or is there a deeper, more inscrutable meaning of life? Kjeld lives surrounded by nature in his small house and soon becomes a father. He seeks satisfaction in the simplicity of life in nature. Anna is a young artist looking for answers in her poetry and music. A philosophical documentary essay in which the search for the core of life is central. How should we live if there are no answers anywhere?

Chris Berens

May 21, 2014

Artist Chris Berens finds his inspiration in his own magical inner world. The animals and creatures that play a major role in his imagination also populate the landscapes he creates with his special painting technique. It results in scenes that are both enchanting and ominous.

The Confrontation

January 7, 2016

In 1917, French artist Marcel Duchamp declared everyday objects as art. A provocative act that sparked a heated, still topical discussion around the question: what is art? Since then, that question has been asked time and time again. To the artist and to the viewer. If everything is possible and everything is allowed, how do you remember what art is? Director Ditteke Mensink spent two years at De Ateliers: the breeding ground for top talent in the visual arts. Her stay ended in a harsh confrontation with herself, the young artists and modern visual arts.

I Am Johnnie

July 19, 1994

A documentary about three men in the criminal environment of Amsterdam as they deal with unemployment, probation, and divorce.

Helaas ben je het niet geworden

September 23, 2017

Eighteen-year-old Sofie would like to have a room in Amsterdam and has to take interviews for that. Again and again she has to convince the residents of a student house that she is the most suitable candidate for the vacated room. The competition is fierce and the residents are relentless. Who are accepted by the group and who are rejected? How far do the candidates go? In the world of hospitals, the utmost is demanded of one's self-awareness. What does that process of judging and being judged do with Sofie?

Unwanted

September 14, 2017

A lonely boy, who lives in Amsterdam with his refugee mother from Kosovo, keeps getting into trouble while yearning for her acceptance. But the traumas caused by the war, which his mother hides away from him, turn his world upside down.

Fietsen

January 1, 1965

Shadows of Blood

January 1, 1988

Cops hunt down a pair of prolific serial killers in Amsterdam.

In Old Amsterdam

November 12, 1949

This Traveltalks entry looks at the sights, sounds, people, and art masterpieces in the capital of the Netherlands.

A documentary film crew follows a young Iranian girl, Roya, after her request for asylum was denied and is forced to enter an illegal life on streets of Amsterdam. The film crew follows her from a distance trying not to intervene, no matter what occurs to her.

The entire Foals show at Paradiso in Amsterdam, on March 16th, 2013. 0:00 - 3:50 - Prelude 3:55 - 7:16 - My Number 7:30 - 13:08 - Blue Blood 13:28 - 16:32 - Balloons 16:52 - 22:38 - Late Night 22:53 - 27:17 - Providence (a little bit of crowdsurfing by Yannis, if you're interested) 27:35 - 34:09 - Spanish Sahara 34:10 - 39:45 - Red Socks Pugie 39:46 - 47:30 - Electric Bloom 48:28 - 53:22 - Moon 53:53 - 58:58 - Inhaler 59:21 - 1:05:00 - Two Steps, Twice

Nocturnal life in the partly deserted dock area of Amsterdam. Director Marjoleine Boonstra encounters lone wolves, leading secluded lives in makeshift shelters, and people that work as pilots, night watchmen or skippers. According to a young pilot `it was actually like a dream', working by the IJ river at night. And this is what it looks like: a dream world. Between interviews, Boonstra makes her camera glide through the area, along the quay, across the water, along cranes, containers and sea-going vessels. A world of lamps, reflections and shadows. In this landscape of stone and metal, an extraordinary group of individuals lives and works. For example, an English woman cleans up a submarine for a party, a refugee from former Yugoslavia has created a place for himself and a night watchman has to `see to it that that boat stays where it is'. Peaceful music emphasises the relative quiet, in which the interviewees reflect on their lives and the harbour.

See You, Amsterdam

November 19, 2003

A Ghanese woman, Nana Ama, finds out at airport Schiphol that her papers are false. Her dream to start a new life in the United States falls apart. After escaping the authorities, she tries to earn a living in the Bijlmer in Amsterdam.

Hans, Life Before Death

January 1, 1983

Hans: Het Leven voor de dood (Hans, Life Before Death) is a documentary feature film about the life of the young composer Hans van Sweeden (1939-1963) and those who knew him intimately. The film is about the harrowing life of the musician, poet and actor Hans van Sweeden (1939-1963), who ended his life at the age of 24. Simultaneously, the film offers a poignant portrait of his contemporaries in the turbulent fifties and sixties and the children of the Nazis. It won the Golden Calf for Best Feature Film in 1983. Award of the Dutch film critics, 1983; the Belgian film critics Award, 1984; Best Dutch Documentary 1980-1990. (Wikipedia)

Sexwork, Love & Mr Right

October 1, 2013

Amsterdam's world-famous red-light district is the fascinating backdrop to the story of plucky prostitute Lina as she searches for Mr Right. Lina thinks she has found true love with American punter Sean, but she may be treading a fine line between fantasy and reality. Could Sean be her Prince Charming or will she end up heartbroken? With hard-won access to this notoriously secretive, hidden world, Sexwork, Love & Mr Right will be a revealing and thought-provoking documentary with multiple supporting narratives from experienced punters to wise madams. As streetwise sexworker Lina navigates the highs and lows of her precarious new relationship, the film asks can sexworkers ever really find true love?

The dutchified Hungarian Joszef Katús returns, after a months-long absence, to Amsterdam on 29 April 1966. The arrival of the Provos changed a great deal in the Dutch capital. The film follows Katús, mostly roaming the streets, in a loose documentary style. The events are set against the backdrop of four national occasions - The Queen's Birthday, Labour Day, Liberation Day and Remembrance Day.

Rebellious City

February 5, 2015

Rebellious City is a documentary about the Provo movement and the city of Amsterdam in the sixties.

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