Projects
Abortion Law
work in progress
In 2019, I partnered up with HALAL on the back of IDFA to develop a documentary about a Central American country’s strict abortion laws, zooming in on this one example midst an increasing worldwide wave of rising anti-abortion regulations. At the heart of the film is Arturo – a male feminist in a macho culture – who fights for women behind bars, charged with their unintended miscarriages. The documentary is currently in development.
photo publication
 

I ❤ My Muslim
filming & directing documentary
Carla is a 62-year-old Dutch woman who has converted to Islam and marries a 33-year-old Libyan freedom fighter. The film shows their daily routine in Amsterdam, and how political events in the Middle East effect their lives. Carla has a no-nonsense attitude towards the tensions surrounding Islam and the Muslim community in her own country. Even though Fouad seems to truly Carla, they seek a second younger wife to provide him with children. This will put their relationship to the test.
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photo film publication
 

Moroccan mothers NTR
directing documentary TV series
In collaboration with producer Interakt, Rebekka van Hartskamp and I developed and directed a documentary television series about Moroccan mothers for the NTR.
film
 

Moroccan mothers
filming and directing art project
Two years I interviewed Moroccan moms to hear their views on raising their sons in the Netherlands. We hardly see or hear them in the media. It proved to be very difficult to find moms who wanted to cooperate. We decided to capture the difficulties we encountered during this project.
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photo film publication
 

Moroccan boys
photography project
When I was harassed in the street by a group of Moroccan boys I took a photo to shake them off. Without intention I had taken a very stereotypical picture; an image used daily in the media to represent a group of young people. With this event as a starting point I portrayed Moroccan boys who cover up their faces to emphasise the way we see Moroccan boys and research this new identity they take on.
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photo publication
 

treasure rooms
Photography project Kunsthal Rotterdam
Since the financial market is not as stable as some years before, I wondered if people would start saving their money at their homes, instead of putting it in a savings account. I researched this phenomenon and captured it when possible in photos. I wanted to make money visible again, instead of it solely existing in digital form. This project was part of a group exhibition about the financial crisis in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam and was commissioned by Stedelijke fotografie Utrecht.


photo publication
 

Operation Peter Pan
Cuban exodus
Researching the structures of identities is an important part of my work. In my current work, I want to expose what it means if you were part of an exodus as a child. What if you were referred to as a `Peter Pan` for the rest of your life? ‘Operation Peter Pan’ was an event from the sixties, when more then 14.000 children were evacuated via an air bridge to the United States without their parents.
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photo publication