1000 shipping containers converted into housing for students, stacked five high, ordered in different blocks. Each with its own kitchen and bathroom with about 30m2 of space. Also housed in containers are a supermarket, a bike repair shop, a laundrette and a basketball court, placed between the Hells Angels and a prison. All this is housed on the H.J.E. Wenckebachweg in Amsterdam.
Prison: Penitentiaire Inrichting Over-Amstel, also known as Bijlmer Bajes
By Siesja Kamphuis
Filmed with a Nikon D7000
Music by Daniel Licht - Changed (I do not own this music)
Amsterdam, H.J.E. Wenckebachweg
-English follows Dutch-
Deze korte docu film gaat over Analoge Cinema die op het punt staat te verwijden. Filmprojectionist Katrien Lamers discussieert over wat film dan daadwerkelijk is, is het de uitvinding celluloid of zou het juist iets onmaterieels kunnen zijn?
De grotere bioscopen zijn momenteel bezig de analoge projectoren te vervangen door digitale projectoren. De filmhuizen zullen de kunst van het ambacht projectionist nog even laten bestaan, maar hoe lang zullen zij hun beroep nog kunnen uitoefenen? Persoonlijke ervaringen en praktische zaken omtrent het vak worden besproken. De film eindigt met een kort tribuut aan analoge film.
This movie is about analogue cinema which is about to disappear. Filmprojectionist Katrien Lamers discusses about what film really is, is it the invention of celluloid or would it be something nonmaterial? Personal experiences with the craft and practical matters like film control are as well discussed.
The larger cinemas are currently replacing the analogue projectors for digital projectors. Movie theaters will probably let the art of the craft projectionist exist for a little longer, but how much longer will they be able to exercise their profession? The movie ends with a short tribute to analogue cinema
Filmed at movietheater Kriterion, Amsterdam
Music by: Shadow6Nothing9
Hells Angels in the Neighbourhood is part of a 3 piece short documentary about the neighbourhood I live in, the H.J.E. Wenckebachweg in Amsterdam. The main buildings in the neighbourhood are the studenthousing builed up from 1000 shippingcontainers, the clubhouse of the motorcycle club Hells Angels and the prison 'Bijlmer Bajes' which houses 500 offenders.
Part 3 'Sometimes it's more than a change of season' a Cinema verite film about the prison is to be found here: vimeo.com/34557409#
Part 2 '1000 Student Shipping containers' is to be found here:vimeo.com/42962960
For photo's check: http://siesja.com/picture/hellsangels/
Every day I pass the clubhouse of the Hells Angels with my bike and every time I avert my gaze to the terrain, what was happening there? On a sunny Saturday in September I got a chance to have a look inside the clubhouse, the hells angels were holding an open day. Whilst making pictures of the terrain and clubhouse, an hells angel approached me and asked me if I would take a picture of him and his biker friends. I quickly changed my lens and made a deal that I also could make individually portraits of them. I got the hang of it and went looking for Daniel Uneputty, the president of the Hells Angels Amsterdam. I found him in the back of an almost empty barn and I managed to lure him out for a portrait photo. I saw my white legs reflect in the reflection of his sunglasses and wondered where he would be looking at?
Despite of the somehow uneasy atmosphere my intriguing stayed for the Hells Angels. At the end of 2011 the clubhouse would be demolished, and therefore I wanted to visit the clubhouse one more time intact. The biggest part of the terrain was already cleared, the trailers and campers were removed from the terrain, but the clubhouse would still be there for a short while.