Kamera Kultura: an inspirational discussions, exciting performances, a delicious fresh brunch at Juni Café and a committed presenter: Jellie Brouwer (from NTR Kunststof). Every year on 20 November, we celebrate International Children’s Rights Day
Kamera Kultura: an inspirational discussions, exciting performances, a delicious fresh brunch at Juni Café and a committed presenter: Jellie Brouwer (from NTR Kunststof).
Every year on 20 November, we celebrate International Children’s Rights Day (Universal Children’s Day). Thirty years ago, UNICEF and the United Nations agreed a convention laying down the basic rights of children throughout the world. The convention has now been signed by 191 of the world’s 193 countries. And yet even here in the Netherlands, too many children live in poverty, grow up in dangerous circumstances, and do not receive the education or childcare they deserve. Jellie will discuss this subject with Carla van Os, an assistant professor in children and law in the pedagogical sciences department of the University of Groningen.
While working as a copywriter for banks and insurance companies, Femke Sleegers came into conflict with her own beliefs. She made an abrupt decision and in February 2016, she resigned from her lucrative job to join the barricades as an unpaid climate warrior. Femke joins Jellie to talk about Den Haag Fossielvrij, the widely supported citizen movement for which she acts as coordinator. The movement´s infectious, surprisingly effective campaigns are driving the municipality of The Hague towards a more ambitious policy on climate.
“People talk about loneliness as if it were something that only concerns others. But we should all realise and accept that none of us is immune to these feelings. I hope that the film opens a door and raises questions with the viewers: am I perhaps lonely, and why is that?” These are the words of the young filmmaker Femme ter Haar, who graduated from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht in summer 2018 with an animated documentary entitled Uitzicht. This widely acclaimed film examines, questions and portrays the term loneliness in a very unique way and from a broad range of perspectives. In Kamera Kultura, we will screen the entire 13-minute film before Jellie talks to the maker.
Over the past few years, Margriet Sjoerdsma has conquered the Netherlands with her tribute to Eva Cassidy. She’s performed over eighty sold-out concerts, including at the North Sea Jazz festival and in a packed Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In 2019, Margriet changed course and returned to her first love of composing her own songs. She conceived her songs in Odelien, in a cottage situated in the powerful landscape of Norway. It was the ideal setting for Margriet’s compositions and she spent three months there alone, writing about universal themes such as letting go, leaping into the unknown, loneliness, love and wonderment. Come and listen to her songs during Kamera Kultura!
sunday 27 october 11:00 - sunday 27 october 13:00