Dagdromen can be watched online at NPO Start.
A film by Loeke de Waal & Steffi Posthumus.
Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, Pinterest: ‘voluntourism’ is all over social media. It’s the perfect platform to showcase your adventurous, humanitarian, globetrotting side. This phenomenon is also fed by the Western urge to do good. On social media it all seems perfect; everyone shows off the best sides of their experience, but what is it really like?
Dutch 21-year-old Mitchell strongly feels that need too. To ‘make a difference’, he travels to Cape Town, South Africa. Once there, the project is completely different than expected. We follow Mitchell on his quest for world citizenship, adventure and purpose.
The Sorrow of Westfriesland (IKON)
Listen to an excerpt of the music from the documentary film:
Directed by Leen van den Berg.
The documentary is about a closed community in the north-west of The Netherlands, after a relatively large amount of suicides of among young people. It shows how some of the youth tries to deal with loneliness, among other things. They often move in large groups, which results in excessive drinking on beer parties and the yearly funfair. Some of them tell about how they managed to cope with hard moments in their life. A father, mother and two sisters also show how they cope with the loss of a son/brother.
It has played very well at a variety of venue’s in West-Friesland. It was shown on Nederland 2, at 23:00 h, on Monday 5 November 2012. Watch the full documentary here, at NPO.
The music was written for Alexander McNeill‘s short film The Parting Glass, after the traditional Irish folk song. The film is a psychological horror/thriller about a family in rural 1890’s Ireland. Here’s an excerpt from the film. Below you’ll find the complete soundtrack as audio.
Violas are played by Manja Kruidhof-Okkerse, celli by Gerda Marijs.