For this year’s festival I will be responsible for all IN-EDIT’s visual communication. As a documentary fan and designer/artist, this job is the perfect combination for me.
I grew up in Amsterdam so I am very much looking forward to being part of a festival taking place in my hometown. I cannot wait to return to the vibrant city with many people on the streets we were until a year ago. Over the last few years, I have worked for other festivals and I love the energy and atmosphere that comes with these events. And in combination with music it cannot get any better!
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Nina Simone is one of these artists that stays with you during every stage in your life. This film is a great portrait of a fascinating woman. I love how the many layers (and not always pretty sides) of her character are shown in this film. Next to that, I also love this film about the story it tells about American society. Since I have a background in politics, I love it when filmmakers bring in a broader story about society in a film about an individual artist.
This film is a heartbreaking story about one of the most promising new voices of the last decades but most of all it’s a film about the life of a girl from London. You’re looking at a disaster in slow motion and everybody who sees the film is left behind with a slight feeling of guilt and need for reflection. I am one of the lucky ones who has seen Amy Winehouse live but it is still so said that we will never get to hear another record of her again.
What is not to love about Aretha? This film brings nothing but happiness and enthusiasm. It is unique footage of a historic event. I wish I could travel through time and spend a few hours in the audience.