Stories through an observing eye

  • The making of Mahina

    May 26, 2020

    A look behind the scenes by one of the theme portraits of the cultural project ‘Mahina – An ode to women’. In this theme portrait Danny Kolanus dances the ceremonial Tnabar Fanewa. Danny Kolanus’ family came to the Netherlands in the early 1950s as a result of forced migration […]

  • Generasi yang Pertama

    September 22, 2015

    A short film about the first generation of the Moluccan community in a small town Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. The film was shown during the first presentation of the book ‘Van Ambon Manisé naar de Bomenbuurt’. A memorial book that consists of self-written stories […]

  • Lau kopot’o – Bearer of culture

    April 1, 2014

    In her village Hulaliu on the island of Haruku near Ambon, Augustina Noija-Laisina – called Grandma Au – learned the song Lau Kopot’o. In it, the ancestors are called to send fireflies to light the way in the dark. This also means the call for ‘enlightenment’ in difficult times. […]

  • Dealing with Exorcism

    October 2, 2012

    A rare glimpse into the life of a village community on Ambon, one of the Moluccan islands. Pastor Ina and her husband, Pastor Eddy, are leading a Pentecostal church community in the village of Suli. Almost every day they are confronted with cases of spirit possession […]

  • Speaking in Faith

    January 31, 2010

    John Malaihollo’s belief in Jesus is a fundamental part of his life, which has intermingled with his specific use of photography. Why has he become a follower of Jesus? What moved him to join the Delft Christian Fellowship in the Netherlands? In the midst of his conversion is this short […]