“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.
Directors on the DAFilms portal
Jeroen Van der Stock (born in 1979) lives and works in Japan. He graduated in 2002 at the St.-Lukas Hogeschool Brussels (section Audiovisual Arts) with a retrospective installation of his works. During his studies he focused primarily on experimental travel documentaries and spent a lot of time abroad...
Agnès Varda has been called the “Grandmother of the New Wave,” a well-meaning if curious tribute for a woman who directed her first feature film at the age of 26. Born in Brussels, Varda studied literature and psychology at the Sorbonne, and art history at the École du Louvre. She’d originally wanted to be a museum curator, but a night-school course in photography changed her mind. Rapidly establishing herself as a top-rank still photographer, Varda became the official cameraperson for the Theatre Festival of Avignon and the Theatre National Populaire, and then pursued a career as a photojournalist.
Catalina Vergara was born in 1981 in Concepción, Chile. She studied cinematography in Duoc UC and won various awards with shorts done in the institute. Her degree project was called "Mujeres del Silencio" (Silent Women) with which she won various prizes in national festivals.
Young talented director Ellen Vermeulen (1982) goes far beyond most directors would go when tackling a topic. She creates in her strong, unique and sincere style, films which can reach an audience over again. This time Ellen teams up again with her favorite DOP Jonathan Wannyn and editor Dieter Diependaele.