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Future Lab

Short commissioned film by DMO Amsterdam. Forty VMBO pupils define the future of Amsterdam using Socratic dialogue, practical approaches and new technology. Location: Netherlands 2007 Themes: Socratic Dialogue, Art of listening, Self-determination, Discrimination, Respect, Multicultural society,


Director Alexandra exposes the struggle of a group of 220 asylum seekers in Amsterdam as they mobilise in the “WE ARE HERE” movement.   What’s it like to be stuck in a wealthy country and

Faces of a City, Willemstad Curacao

The film is homage to Willemstad’s multiculturalism and unique urban architecture.The history of Willemstad, Curacao, on island just of the coast of Venezuela, reads like a storybook: centuries of colonial domination, looting and slavery, Dutch mercantile spirit and the development of trade. The mixture of cultures from all corners of the globe have made it a fascinating melting pot.

A Dollar A Day

This is a poignant six-part international television series public engagement campaign and a set of educational tools that provide real insight into the complex nature of poverty.The six episodes are all structured around themes of access.

Al Nakba, The Palestinian Catastrophe 1948

Arguably the first film that seriously tackles the historic events that lead to the creation of 750,000 Palestinian refugees at the end of the first Israeli-Arab war of 1948. Based on historian Benny Morris’ book “The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947-49.

The Middle East: War and Cultural Heritage

A film commissioned by the National Museum of Antiquities (Leiden) as an introduction to the exhibition. The Middle East is often defined by its conflicts. That’s unfortunate. “The Fertile Crescent” has so much more to

Listen Very Carefully

This short film is made for the presentation of the World Environment Centre Golden Medal Award to ABN AMRO in Washington DC. How can we make more possible for future generations? Children on 4 continents

Kenya: hunger a paradox of problems

Akumoye’s maize yields in Kenya tripled when she decided to restore the health of her soils by planting nitrogen-fixing trees, spreading phosphate fertilizer, and applying the biomass of the ‘Mexican sunflower’, which she grows around

Ghana: A Better Future

The UN Millennium Project established the Task Force on Hunger in 2002, with a mandate to develop a strategy for halving world hunger by 2015. One of the goals is to provide meals that are

FSC Wood- Saving The Heart of Borneo

Short film about FSC sustainable wood plantations in Borneo/Kalimantan (Indonesia). The major international conservation agencies active in Indonesia are trying to save ‘the heart of Borneo’ by establishing as a mosaic of protected forests, national