Maartje Nevejan is an award winning independent filmmaker (based in Amsterdam), with a background in theatre and multi media. Her work researches and expresses the raw poetic quality of reality.
Nevejan is a change maker, manifesting innovative approaches to fulfilling her visions. She brings together unexpected groups of people, from all walks of life – holding & inspiring their often contrary views into unexpected forms of creativity.
She loves to bring together people with opposite views and apparent opposite needs and capture their insightful, intimate and sometimes wild cooperations on film. She prefers to hangout in the meeting place where “realities rhyme”.
Most projects of Nevejan like The Dutch National Canta Ballet, Couscous & Cola and 14 Stations, ecce homo express this meeting place.
Highly interested in revealing what moves people, lifting the veils of conventional thought, Nevejan’s films and projects are daring, funny, heartrending, often changing the people who are in it and who work with her creative vision. Her films are not only screened on TV and in theaters but also used in many political conferences and cultural and scientific summits all around the world. After travelling the world for years and working for national and international broadcasts like Al Jazeera, Nevejan is now exploring the inner world with her projects, lately with the trans media production If You Are Not There, Where Are you?
Photo’s in webresolution to download
Portret (Landscape) Photo: Jaap van den Beukel
Portret of Maartje Nevejan close up, black and white
Pressphoto of Maartje Nevejan for Couscous & cola
Film still of Maartje Nevejan from her movie Once upon a vaccination
Articles by Maartje Nevejan
Lecture in Sudan ‘SHALL WE DANCE OR TAKE REVENGE?’ – Losing Magic, Losing Faith, Migration. (pfd file)
Article by Maartje Nevejan about New Arabic journalism – the revolution of Al Jazeera (in Dutch Magazine Vrij Nederland)
Interview with Maartje in the NECE Newsletter (Networking European Citizenship Education)