THE FUTURE OF (ONLINE) FILMMAKING
Trailer Deepfocus webdocs
Jos de Putter has been producing, editing, and presenting short documentaries, or "webdocs," for online platforms through DeepFocus Webdocs since October 2013. These webdocs provide serious and innovative visual journalism, offering context and insight into the personal impact of the news. They differ from traditional media, such as newspapers and television, by offering independent webdocs that reflect on the news and are made specifically for online distribution.
Since the launch of De Correspondent in October 2013, the webdocs have been published on the site, which has grown from 20,000 to over 65,000 members. The webdocs are part of a series called "On the Ground" that has a distinctive content and stylistic profile. Filmmakers, or visual storytellers, prefer to make personal and urgent films in their own environment, acting as guides and speaking directly to the viewer in the first person singular. This helps the viewer to identify with the author and subject and to understand the local impact of the news.
Between October 2013 and summer 2022, more than 120 short webdocs, ranging in length from 10 to 16 minutes, were produced. Several of these films have been recognized at international festivals, including Shipwreck Lampedusa, which won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival, and 9 Days - from my window in Aleppo, which won the European Film Award in 2016. In 2018, Meryem, directed by Reber Dosky, was nominated for the European Film Award.
Since 2018, documentaries from this series have been broadcast on national Dutch television in collaboration with HUMAN under the name of 2Doc Kort. You can read an interview (in Dutch) with Jos de Putter about the webdocs on the website here. Click on a picture below to watch the corresponding documentary online:
Sinds oktober 2013 produceert, redigeert en presenteert Jos de Putter via DeepFocus Webdocs korte documentaires, of "webdocs," voor online platforms. Deze webdocs bieden serieuze en innovatieve visuele journalistiek, die context biedt en inzicht geeft in de persoonlijke impact van het nieuws. Ze onderscheiden zich van traditionele media, zoals kranten en televisie, doordat ze zelfstandige webdocs zijn die reflecteren op het nieuws en specifiek voor online distributie zijn gemaakt.
Sinds de lancering van De Correspondent in oktober 2013 worden de webdocs gepubliceerd op de site, die is gegroeid van 20.000 naar meer dan 65.000 leden. De webdocs vormen een deel van een serie genaamd "On the Ground" die een duidelijk herkenbaar inhoudelijk en stilistisch profiel heeft. Filmmakers, of visuele vertellers, maken graag persoonlijke en urgente films in hun eigen omgeving, waarbij ze als gids fungeren en direct spreken in de eerste persoon enkelvoud. Dit helpt de kijker om zich te identificeren met de auteur en het onderwerp en om de lokale impact van het nieuws te begrijpen.
Tussen oktober 2013 en de zomer van 2022 zijn er meer dan 120 korte webdocs gemaakt, met een lengte van tussen de 10 en 16 minuten. Enkele van deze films zijn erkend op internationale festivals, waaronder Shipwreck Lampedusa, dat de Silver Leopard won op het internationale filmfestival van Locarno, en 9 Days - from my window in Aleppo, dat de European Film Award won in 2016. In 2018 kreeg Meryem, geregisseerd door Reber Dosky, een nominatie voor de European Film Award.
Sinds 2018 worden documentaires uit deze serie, in samenwerking met HUMAN, uitgezonden op de Nederlandse televisie onder de naam 2Doc Kort. Een interview met Jos de Putter over de 2Doc Kort webdocs is hier op de website te lezen. Klik op een foto hieronder om de bijbehorende documentaire online te bekijken:
Click on the pictures below to watch some webdocs online:
Niet mijn Moskou
Video letter in which the Dutch-Russian documentary maker Masha Novikova reports on the radical changes in Russia and Moscow during the month she recently spent there.
Life from Akram's perspective. He no longer has a lower body, he bravely crosses through Sanaa, Yemen. Then his big dream comes true: he gets married.
The maker of Sad Film takes part in the demonstrations against the military dictatorship in Myanmar, in a mask.
To protect the safety of the anonymous filmmaker, this film cannot be viewed online.
De buurtkoelkasten van New York
During the lockdown, dozens of neighborhood refrigerators suddenly appeared in the streets of New York. Neighbors and shopkeepers put in what they have left over. It symbolizes the resilience of New Yorkers.
After 20 years, the West withdraws troops from Afghanistan, where the first drone war was waged. What does such a remote war look like?
Winter in Moskou
Marina Litvinovich visits protesters imprisoned after the arrest of Alexei Navalny and reports online.
Brief aan de koning
Sixty years after the assassination, Lumumba's daughter Juliana addresses the Belgian king, will Belgium return the tooth to Congo?
Cartoonist op de Vlucht
After far-right President Bolsonaro took office in January, Leonardo, a political cartoonist for Extra, a popular newspaper in Brazil, was fired for 30 years.
Portlands Brandend Hart
Portland's Black Lives Matter protest began peacefully, but after the arrival of federal troops, the city spiraled into violence in the months that followed.
Fadi neemt de Weg terug
Fadi hoped to be reunited with his wife and young children within a year of his flight from Syria, but due to the increasingly strict regulations in Germany, this is not yet in sight.
De Stem van Idlib
Twenty-year-old Abu Rakan fights against the Assad regime in Idlib.
God geeft geen Geld
It was the heaviest non-nuclear explosion ever, destroying large parts of Beirut on August 4, 2020. Now, more than eight months later, the affected neighborhoods lie in ruins unchanged.
De Beschermengel van Edward Snowden
When Edward Snowden had to flee after his shocking revelations about the US intelligence services in 2013, he found an unexpected refuge: with Asian asylum seekers in Hong Kong.
Bei Ling fears that dictatorial China will soon suffocate democratic Taiwan. Strolling through the streets of Tapei, the poet and publisher longs to return to his hometown of Beijng, where he is no longer welcome.
Fijn Weekend in Wuhan
Xu lives in a city that the whole world knows: Wuhan. The city was the epicenter of the corona outbreak. After three months of lockdown, she was allowed to return to work.
Leven zonder Water
At the beginning of 2018, the city council of Cape Town, South Africa, came up with alarming news. We are approaching the day when the city of four million inhabitants 'falls dry'.
Paradijs in Vlammen
Filmmakers Kel O'Neill and Eline Jongsma live with their two young children near Butte County, California. In November 2018, the largest fire in recent American history raged here.
Scientists Jeanne Loring and Oliver Ryder are investigating how to use stem cell technology to bring 'new animals' to life from animal skin cells that were frozen long ago.
De Roze Riksja
In the metropolis of Lahore, pink rickshaws move nimbly through the total chaos of traffic. They are part of the Pink Rickshaw, founded by and for women, intended to let them earn their own money and thereby become more independent.
De Stille Epidemie
Fentanyl has caused a silent epidemic in the United States in recent years. Coroner Lakshmi Kode Sammarco sees how the rise in drug deaths from the painkiller has touched her community's heart.
Coronakoerier in New York
Bahar Baharlu (28) from New York of Iranian descent volunteers to cycle through the empty streets of New York to bring groceries to people in corona quarantine.
Brief aan de paus
A group of deaf people of all ages traveled to the Vatican in late February 2019. They have all been students of the Provolo Institute for deaf children in Verona, run by nuns and priests.
De onvoltooide Ierse opstand
Recently, a bomb exploded in Londonderry for the first time in years. Directors Oisín Kearney and Loretta van der Horst follow 21-year-old activist Jude Macrory, who was lifted from his bed during the making of the film and held on suspicion of complicity in the attack.
Angelo en de bommen
Sardinian Angelo Cremone discovers that the bombs used by Saudi Arabia in Yemen were made in his own village. He goes to battle against the weapons factory on his own.
Terug naar af
In 2013, after four years of crisis, two disillusioned sisters return from Athens to their homeland near Kalamata to become olive farmers. Their newly built existence is now wavering again.
Brief aan de President
A new generation has had it with the old rulers in Uganda. The wildly popular politician and musician Bobi Wine is in opposition at the risk of his own life.
Theater maker Alaa Shehada returns to Jenin and helps his old friend, an unemployed actor and in a deep depression, pick up the thread again. "Why cry when you can joke?"
Trapped in the City of a Thousand Mountains
In the Chinese city of Chongqing, rappers are trying to figure out what is and isn't possible now that new censorship has been issued that prohibits any form of improvisation.
Below a selection of the webdocs produced by Deepfocus Webdocs between February 2015 and October 2019:
Daughters of the sun
Sidik and the panther
Diary of a homing pigeon
See no evil
Solo; out of a dream
The Urker Manchoir Hallelujah
Beyond the game
Before the flood
Nor his donkey
Solo; the law of the Favela
It's been a lovely day
Jos de Putter