We have to walk quite a bit before we reach the small community that will host us for the night. This little village – more a one-horse-town – soon will have its own source of water. For now, we spend the night here in order to capture the long walk people make every single morning in order to get clean water. Adults and children of maybe a third my age, walk down the mountain every morning for about half an hour. At the source they fill up empty bottles of coke, jerrycans that can hold 25 liter or even metal jugs which are heavy enough on their own. After that the climb back to the village, taking at least an hour this time. I’ve tried one of these jugs myself and I couldn’t take more then 4 steps before I succumbed.

OVERZICHT

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.

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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