The Premiere of my documentary, In Search of the Changemakers, will be screened in the Ketelhuis on Monday 27 November. Following Amsterdam, my film will be seen in Antwerp on 12 December, and in Berlin on 19 December. The international tour will conclude with a screening in New York.

Tickets for the premiere in the Ketelhuis are available here.

SYNOPSIS

Nepal holds the largest freshwater per capita in the world in its snow-covered peaks and wild rivers, yet many Nepalese people lack access to safe drinking water. Due to failing public policies, it is mainly foreign NGOs, such as the Dopper Foundation supported Simavi, who extend a helping hand to these people. But does this really offer effective solutions to problems? Filmmaker Sander van Weert goes searching for the source of Nepal’s water woes. What he discovers, are the Changemakers: young Nepalese people who see opportunities in the problems of their country.

OVERZICHT

Sander van Weert

Not only does Sander have a keen eye for the people in front of his camera, he also has a big heart. He has made productions for Dutch NGOs before in countries that include Ghana and Bangladesh. In 2013, Sander also travelled to Nepal for the Dopper Foundation.

STORYTELLERS

Sef

Sef’s style is difficult to describe – and that is exactly where his strength lies. Sef effortlessly switches between hip-hop, pop, and R&B, with music varying from entertaining to socially relevant. Sef is becoming increasingly aware of the influence his voice can have, and chooses to raise it how he sees fit.

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Sander van Weert

Not only does Sander have a keen eye for the people in front of his camera, he also has a big heart. He has made productions for Dutch NGOs before in countries that include Ghana and Bangladesh. In 2013, Sander also travelled to Nepal for the Dopper Foundation.

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Daniel Maissan

Daniel is a freelance photographer and a full-time traveller. He is interested in people and the power structures that create their inequality. With his camera, Daniel travels from Colombia to Malawi, Kampala, and India, never condemning the situations he encounters, but always questioning them.

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Marieke de Ruiter

Marieke is a copywriter for Dopper and a freelance journalist. She has worked for the Netherlands Public Broadcasting (NPO) and national newspapers. Marieke wants to tell stories that are powerful, but not overly dramatic. She uses a positive approach and – whenever possible – humour to do so.

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