Marrigje de Bok

Artists talk about freedom and censorship

February 2004 -

During the conference with the theme Claiming Artistic Freedom, eight artists discussed their personal situations. HIVOS organized the conference in cooperation with the Winternachten festival..

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UZAK at Film festival Rotterdam

January 2004 -

Turkish moviemaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan personally makes and produces his films together with family and friends. His movie UZAK (VER) won the Grand Prix du Jury in Cannes, with the prize for best actor going collectively to the two main characters, portrayed by Muzaffer Ozdemir and Mehmet Emin Toprak. UZAK will be shown at the film festival in Rotterdam and will be released in the Netherlands on 26 February.

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Surprising exposition about the Islamic culture in five cities

December 2003 -

The Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam will be presenting a multi-facetted picture of the daily life of Muslims in five of the world's largest cities.

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Documentary on the death penalty wins Amnesty International DOEN Award

December 2003 -

The prize documentary 'Aileen: Life and death of a serial killer' is an indictment against the death penalty.

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See You Amsterdam

November 2003 -

Ashong Katai wants to use the Ghanese/Dutch film See You Amsterdam to expose the myth that riches are simply here for the picking.

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Dictionary contributes to spreading the Berber language

November 2003 -

A Tamazight-French dictionary has been published in Algeria. Tamazight is the name of the different Berber languages and dialects spoken in North Africa.

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Emergency fund to protect cultural heritage

October 2003 -

The Prince Claus Fund presented the new Cultural Emergency Response (CDR) fund for the protection of cultural heritage during times of war on 25 September.

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Achievements of the Tunisian Woman

September 2003 -

Leïla Ben Ali, wife of the Tunisian president, opened The Tunisian Woman, partner with equal rights conference in August.

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Stillness in the African film Abouna

September 2003 -

Abouna tells the story of two boys in West-Africa longing for their vanished father.

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Ivory Coast resumes a cultural life

August 2003 -

Even though after ten months of war the Ivory Coast has its hands full disarming the combatants, the country’s cultural life is beginning to bounce back. 

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