Documentary diptych about the metamorphosis the Akbarstraat in Amsterdam went through in 15 years’ time. What did urban renewal do to this traditionally multicultural working-class neighbourhood?
In 2001, Felix Rottenberg took up residence in the multicultural Akbarstraat in Amsterdam. For months, he filmed the neighbourhood and captured it down to its capillaries. In 2018, he returned to the district, which by then was undergoing large-scale urban renewal. Thousands of houses were demolished and fourteen hundred private houses and upmarket rental apartments were being added. What were the effects on the community and the demography? Documentary diptych about the metamorphosis of an Amsterdam street.

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Executive producer
Postproduction company
Production company
De Familie Film & TV
TV company
NTR
Postproduction company
Amator Postproductie

Title: Terug naar de Akbarstraat
Year: 2019
Duration : 1 hour
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2019

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