Feestelijke première van de film Verhalen uit Zuidoost

Door Jos

Ruim een jaar geleden besloten wij dat het tijd was voor een film waarin een eerlijk beeld van Zuidoost werd getoond. Niet het één dimensionale beeld dat veel buitenstaanders hebben, maar een beeld vanuit meerdere gezichtspunten, geschetst door mensen die Zuidoost goed kennen. Vorig jaar rond deze tijd zaten we nog middenin de crowdfunding hectiek, en was de film nog niet meer dan een broos toekomstbeeld. Een jaar later is de crowdfunding succesvol afgerond, de film opgenomen en zijn we klaar voor de première.

Op vrijdag 11 oktober, om 20:00 uur zal onze film Verhalen uit Zuidoost voor het eerst vertoond worden op metrostation Bullewijk. Na de film kan je ons tijdens een Q&A sessie de hemd van het lijf vragen over de film. We maken de Zuidoostervaring compleet met een optreden van Brakko TrixXx, Rex en Phantom met het nummer Belly van de B.

Omdat onze première onderdeel is van het Metro Movies filmfestival, kan je al vanaf 17:00 uur onder het genot van een drankje genieten van muziek van de Poetry Pusher bij metrostation Bullewijk. Na onze première zijn er nog verschillende korte films te zien van o.a. en eyefilm, met als inspiratie ‘de stad’.

We hopen je dan te zien! Kijk tot die tijd vooral op de Facebook pagina van Verhalen uit Zuidoost, daar vind je al het nieuws over de film en de première, heet van de digitale naald.

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5 Broken Cameras

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IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Last year we reported on this blog 5 Broken Cameras was number 1 public favourite during the festival of 2011. It also won the World Cinema Directing Award during Sundance Film Festival 2011. This year you can watch the doc online, check out the full length doc beneath.

5 Broken Cameras is about a Palestinian farm laborer Emad who has five video cameras, and each of them tells a different part of the story of his village’s resistance to Israeli oppression. Emad lives in Bil’in, just west of the city of Ramallah in the West Bank. The film is a personal portrait of a Palestinian village resisting encroaching Jewish settlements, as recorded by an inhabitant of the village over a number of years. It makes for an intensely powerful personal document about one village’s struggle against violence and oppression.

Who will invent the technologies that we rely on in Smart Cities of the Future?

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IBM is one of many companies investing in technology for Smarter Cities in the Future. Three weeks ago I posted Andy Stanford-Clark’s first of a three part video blog about The Chale Project aiming to make the Isle of Wight UK’s first sustainable region. In the first video blog he talked about using home automation technologies in his home.

Here’s part 2 about monitoring your sustainable house after for example implementing an air source heat pump..


.. and part 3 is about electrical vehicles, storing sustainable energy and federating small smart regions into one big smart grid after which to take over the world!


We’re living in exciting times.. what will our world look like in 5, 10, 20 years time..?

The Future will tell.. Good to know some of us already invest and work hard on making the world a more sustainable place.

I always get inspired by great ideas

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Who will invent the technologies that we rely on in the future?
This short animation was made, by the European Commission’s Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme, to inspire you. The programme supports radically new forms and uses of information and information technologies.



Also watch the first of a series of three video blogs by Andy Stanford-Clark, IBM’s Chief Technology Officer of Smarter Energy. He explains his personal mission to reduce the energy consumption in his home. He does this by experimenting with home automation technologies.

He may inspire you to try to do the same. I’m curious what the future beholds, for these initiatives aim to make the Isle of Wight UK’s first sustainable region. We will post Andy’s next diary about The Chale Project on this blog, stay tuned!


Free Fall

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Felix Baumgartner’s jump to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere on 14 October 2012 is inspiring the world.

He sets three world records: the record for a manned balloon flight, a parachute jump from the highest altitude and greatest free fall velocity. He set the world record for skydiving an estimated 39 kilometres reaching an estimated speed of 1,342 kilometres per hour.

We still have loads to discover in space but there’s also enough inspiration in the deep blue sea.

Check the 4 minute fiction video Free Fall of world champion freediver Guillaume Nery. He dives into the deepest blue hole in the world Dean’s Blue Hole, the Bahamas.

Solipsism: only one’s own mind is sure to exist

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This year, from 20 until 28 Oct, Dutch Design Week 2012 has it’s 11th edition on what Dutch Design has to offer the world. It is again hosted in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and showcasing unique insights into the future of design. Check out the programming here.

For the third time FILM + DESIGN mini festival organises a 9-day program alongside. The event shows experimental films, documentaries, visuals and video installations. This year’s theme is ‘I do not sleep, I dream: in film, colors and mirrors.’ It is where boundaries between audience, context and film are blurred.

Watch an example of how Andrew Thomas Huang did just that. Beneath the trailer of his award winning short film “Solipsist”. Watch the full 10 minute version here.

Portrait Photography, it must of been very exciting to have your pictures taken

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It must of been very exciting to have your pictures taken in a studio in the first half century of the 20th century. Jacob Merkelbach (1877-1942) was the founder of one of Amsterdam’s most famous photography studios in the twentieth century specializing in portrait photography. The studio was located above fashionstore Hirsch & Cie at Leidseplein, Amsterdam (now housing The Apple Store). He received customers from the upper layer of the bourgeoisie, but also from the world of theater, dance, cabaret and film.

The Amsterdam Art Foundation is commissioning portrait photographers to make contemporary works of portrait photography inspired on the theme identity. The City Archives of Amsterdam is setting up a crowdfunding project for the development of an exhibition and a website on Portrait Photography. The aim is to raise enough funds to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Atelier Merkelbach. Everybody will be able to upload their personal family portrait pictures to the website. We are very excited about the project and can’t wait to see the results. We’ll keep you posted!