Man in Gold

Mels van Zutphen Short film - 2010 - 34 min.

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This experimental film blends semi-documentary footage with a metaphorical tale. The film observes the steadily progressing work of a group of men gradually converting a tree from the Surinam rainforest into a 'korjaal' - a traditional dugout canoe. Interwoven, we see how two large golden barrels are transported from the city to the jungle. A self-willed, gold-clad man rides his moped through it all.


Director(s) Mels van Zutphen
Producer(s) Mels van Zutphen
Production Company
Roberto Tjon a Meeuw
Director of Photography
Sound Design
Sound on Set
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