Back in Amsterdam

Life in Amsterdam is taking me to places I nearly forgot are so great to be in. After 1,5 year living and working on the African conitnent Im back to the basics.

Mostly Im enjoying my friends, family, concerts, culture, fast internet, architecture and the bubbling city with all its artist and beautiful people.

My last days in Tanzania were great. I finished the edit for Lovins Kuvuma “Child of Ramadan” which was shown at the anual ZIFF 2012 (Zanzibar International Film Festival). I was lucky because the movie I edited was screened at the same day before her movie. My first back to back screening and it was located at the main stage at the old fort. Since the first vice president was their to see his documantry “Journey To The State House-Life of Maliem Seif” it was packed and the croud was very enthousiastic to see the movie.

For me it was a special moment to finish this journey with this screening. I could also really see improvement in my own work. The next day I took the plane back to Holland.

My first own documantery Ninja Style “Face Behind The Burka” is about to finish. At the moment Im preparing the footage for a sound ingenair. Mathona from the DCMA (Dhow Country Music Acedemy) made a soundtrack for my movie which Im really exited about.

Back in Holland I focussed the first 1,5 month on settling down and to see my close ones again and enjoy the advantages to life in a city like Amsterdam. Im really proud and happy too see my friends and collegues making such a great progress in Life and still staying with themselfs and their dreams. Which means they are happy and very blessed in life.

At the moment Im looking for work in the film industry here. I want to keep focusing on smaller documenting projects and documantry’s. My main aim is to become better in filmmaking, to get more experience and keep on giving and sharing the beautifull and some times though stories which are out there.

I don’t have anyof my new works online but they will come soon.

Have great day

 

much love from Me in Amsterdam

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