Jos de Putter
Jos de Putter at IFFR
Het is een schone dag geweest
Personal documentary about the farming parents of the film-maker.
The great destruction leaves its traces everywhere, not least in the lives of the survivors.
The Making of a New Empire
Portrait of Khozh-Ahmed Nukhaev, Chechen Mafia boss and later freedom fighter and war hero, and now businessman and self-appointed visionary.
The Damned and the Sacred
Report of a tour by a Chechen youth dance company that rehearses at home in the devastation and then performs in the most beautiful theatres of Europe.
Alias Kurban Saïd
Since its appearance in Vienna in 1937, the literary masterpiece Ali and Nino has been surrounded by mystery. A quest into the identity of the author leads from Azerbeidzjan to the United States. A lively, cultural historic travelogue in which Jos de Putter reveals himself to be a great storyteller.
Babaji, an Indian Love Story
Affectionate documentary about an eccentric Indian medical wizard who is allegedly over 100 years old. A portrait based on Indian love songs and conversations with those involved with the man who has buried his wife on his land, in conflict with Hindu custom. He sometimes lies in the grave beside her.
See No Evil
Poetic, painful documentary about three retired apes: a film star, a scientist and a cripple. They look back at their lives and the intriguing relationship between humans and apes. Who watches whom, and who learns from this? Nominated for The Big Screen Award.
Dutch documentary maker witnesses the disaster with a ship full of refugees off the coast of Lampedusa. Surrounded by journalists he seeks his own means of filming.
9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo
Syrian photographer Issa Touma recorded the first days of the revolt in Aleppo from his window. An exceptional angle on a war.
Greetings from Aleppo
Greetings from Aleppo consists of the everyday stories of the inhabitants of a city under constant threat. So they are heard and never forgotten.