Lagos Wide & Close
Director: Bregtje van der Haak
Designer: Silke Wawro
Camera: Alexander Oey
Photographer: Edgar Cleijne
Sound: Rik Meier
Bregtje van der Haak is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. Since 1997, she has been directing international documentaries on social change with a focus on urban life and globalization. Her documentaries have been shown on television, in film festivals and in art exhibitions internationally and include Saudi Solutions (2006), Satellite Queens (2007), Grand Paris: the president and the architects (2009), California Dreaming (2010), Aftermath of a Crisis (2011) and DNA Dreams (2013). As an editor-in-chief for VPRO Television, she initiated Creative Commons distribution of public television programming and developed new collaborative media projects including Metropolis TV (2008), Urban Century (2009), Aftermath Project (2011), Multiple Journalism and Atlas of Pentecostalism (with Richard Vijgen, 2013).
This project is based on research by the Harvard Project on the City, directed by Rem Koolhaas, Edgar Cleijne, and Jeffrey Inaba. The concept of this DVD was developed during a masterclass organized by the Sandberg Institute and the Dutch Cultural Broadcast Fund.
This production came about with the support of the Amsterdam Foundation for Visual Arts and the Dutch Cultural Broadcast Fund and is produced by Submarine in co-production with VPRO.