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DOCUMENTARY SERIES  |  8 X 25 MIN.  |  2016

How do you become a Rotterdammer in a city with 170 nationalities? Are you required to learn or unlearn something? Do you have let something go or add something to it? Or don’t you have to do anything at all?

In 2016 the documentary series Grenzeloze Rotterdammers (Rotterdammers without borders) takes to the streets to address this question. Connected to the celebration of 75 years of reconstruction of the city and as part of the manifestation Rotterdam Celebrates The City!, this series tells the postwar migrant history of Rotterdam through the personal stories of people who have made Rotterdam their home in the past 75 years.

Historian and journalist Dore van Duivenbode, a Rotterdammer and from Polish decent herself visits 16 cultural communities to see how they combine their culture and the Rotterdam citizenship.

This documentary series has been aired by regional public broadcaster RTV Rijnmond in Spring 2016.

All episodes can be watched below (Dutch spoken):

Director: Tim van den Hoff
Presentation: Dore van Duivenbode
Camera: Ruben Hamelink
Sound: Gerben Kokmeijer, Jeroen Leemans, David Spaans
Research: Shafelly Snijders, Feyza Albayrak, Anouk de Bruijn, Asma el-Fassi, Margarita Kouvatsou
Editor: Rene van Zundert, Tim van den Hoff
Production: Eva Barra, Nienke Binnendijk
Sound designer: Henk-Jelle de Groot
Grader: Danny Cotino
Composer: Winterdagen
Leader: Venour

Rotterdam Festivals
Gemeente Rotterdam
Stichting ter bevordering van Volkskracht
Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds
Stichting Democratie en Media
Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam

Rotterdam Viert de Stad!
RTV Rijnmond