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Catherine van Campen, Ottilie Maters
Short documentary - 2018 - 49 min.
In the United States, Amber Vineyard got to know herself on the dancefloors of ballroom houses, where the LGBTQ+ community is wholly embraced. Within the walls of the ballroom, they are safe to dress, express and behave themselves as they like. This way, the ballroom scene acts as a decisive liberating factor for many young people who feel marginalised elsewhere. Once arrived in Rotterdam, Vineyard missed these localities. This documentary portrait follows her, while she establishes her own house and inspires a new generation as a matriarch of ballroom.
Catherine van Campen
Director of Photography
Albert Markus jr.
Sound on Set
Rob van de Schootbrugge
Lavanya (15) never gives up and as DJ Kendis sets audiences at music festivals on fire. As well as at film festivals, because Thessaloniki, Toronto, Tbilisi and Tel Aviv preceded Utrecht.
In the wild, we look for the Big Five and we simulate nature in zoos and animal shows. But what is the origin of the human urge to domesticate wild animals?
Het Ding (Untitled, 1957)
The Russian modernist sculptor Naum Gabo incorporated grand ideas in his artworks. They have not exactly taken root in Rotterdam, where his sculpture in front of the Bijenkorf is simply called 'The Thing'.
As a little kid, Shahib fled war-ravished Somalia and came to the Netherlands. After twenty years without a residence permit, he takes stock in a mix of word, music and performance.
Mijn leven is van mij - Pia Douwes
Intimate portrait of the celebrated musical star Pia Douwes. When performing at the top begins to take its toll, she takes stock and wonders how she wants to reorganise her life.
Teledoc Campus - After
Intimate glimpse of the hedonist world of the after-party where, over deep conversations, drink and drugs, the fun continues for just a little while.