Renowned Dutch director and photographer Marjoleine Boonstra makes her new media debut with Keep on Steppin’. Five beautifully visualized short films about ordinary people who, through circumstances beyond their control, have been ripped away from their everyday lives and forced to start over from scratch.
Some people have to flee from war. Others from natural disaster, domestic violence, or other forms of injustice. How do people survive these traumatic events?
As a film maker and photographer, I travel around the world to record stories. I meet the people who are left behind as the hectic television cameras from the first hour have left the disaster zone. They take me into their confidence and they tell me the most astonishing and magical stories. Their words not only show their grief, but also their wonderful spirit of survival – keep on steppin’!e
– Marjoleine Boonstra
The world premiere of Keep on Steppin’ took place in Amsterdam during IDFA 2012 and was part of DocLab’s yearly exhibition showcasing new forms of digital storytelling that expand the documentary genre beyond linear filmmaking.
The book:Koeraaj Koeraaj by Marjoleine Boonstra (pictures) and Céline Linssen (text) is published by Van Zoetendaal Publishers. Order online at: www.marboni.nl