Kriterion sinds '45

Hedda van Gennep, Wouter F.A. Snip Long documentary - 2015 - 70 min.
All ages
Foul language

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1945 was the year of birth of Kriterion, run by Amsterdam students and now consisting of two movie theatres, a club, restaurant, child-minding service and service station. The students do everything themselves and bear responsibility in a horizontal structure without any bosses or managers. This documentary shows how this works in practice and incorporates archive footage to dive into the history of Kriterion. We also see how the ‘Kriterion approach’ has been copied in other places such as Sarajevo and Kosovo.


Script Hedda van Gennep
Jelte Zonneveld
Producer(s) Wouter F.A. Snip
Production Company
Elma Verhey
Director of Photography
Jaap Veldhoen
Jelle Odé
Sound on Set
Production Country