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Café Bostella – book & DVD

As not everything can be included in the documentary film, we decided to publish a photo book to accompany it. The focus is on the guests of Café Bostella in black & white and colour photography, and their stories: Why they have chosen this modest pub? What makes Café Bostella so special for them? The book includes also an essay about Julia and Café Bostella and place the pub in the context of the Flemish folk pub culture. Languages: ...

A picture of you, a picture of me

This documentary film is a personal story. In 2005, we adopted a daughter from China. As our daughter was just a 1,5 years old toddler and our parenthood had just started, we looked at the experiences of other adopted children and their parents. Finally, we decided to film a family with a couple of years older daughter from our daughter's orphanage, and our own family. It took us five years to make the film. With this film, we hope to give insight in ...

Material Life Noisy – magazine

  Click on the image for a preview   Paul van der Stap and Elisa Veini: Material Life Noisy. China in contrasts. This is a fragmented story about how the Chinese are confronted with social, economical, and cultural changes in their country. The photos and texts are made between 2010 and 2012 during our travels from Sichuan in the southwest of China to Shanghai at the east coast, from Shaanxi in the north to Guangdong in the ...

Carnival days – book

Paul van der Stap (photos) and Elisa Veini (essay): Carnavalsdagen | Carnival Days. De Verbeelding Publishing 2009. ISBN 978-90-78909-11-8  The book is available in the webshop of Slowdocs publishers.   Read an excerpt from the essay "Some Carnival days" here. Read more about the Carnival Days project here.   "A treasure of touching and delightful photos." - De ...

Leven als dalit | Dalit lives – book

Paul van der Stap (photos) and Elisa Veini (text): Leven als Dalit - 'Kastelozen' in hedendaags India / Dalit Lives - 'Outcastes' in contemporary India. Rotterdam: Titojoe Documentaries 2005. ISBN 90-809375-1-7 Available in the webshop of Slowdocs publishers.   " (...) In the hierarchy of the traditional Hindu caste system, still an influence in contemporary Indian society, to be a Dalit is to be an outcast, an untouchable. “Castes ...

A woman apart – DVD

  Paul van der Stap (photos) and Elisa Veini: DVD Een vrouw apart: fragmenten uit het leven van Dalit-vrouwen - A woman apart: fragments from the life of Dalit women. Titojoe Documentaries 2005. ISBN 90-809375-2-9  10 minutes, Dutch and English ...

Objets mobiles – book

Elisa Veini and Alexandra van Dongen: Objets mobiles. Visies op Marokkaans aardewerk. Rotterdam: NAi Publishers 1998, ISBN 978-9069-181998. Photos by Paul van der Stap and others. An essay on object life histories, with the exemplary case of Maroccan hand-made pottery. Text in Dutch. The book was published for the exhibition Pavillon du Maroc in Museum Boijmans Van ...