Marijn Poels is a documentary and independent filmmaker, who stole my heart with his extraordinary film stories. He focuses on making reports and films worldwide for organisations, governments and educational films concentrated on human rights. Apart from being a filmmaker he is also a writer and photographer. Poels’ film style is characterised by real-life recordings, […]

  Ruud Lenssen is an independent documentary filmmaker. His films focus on socially relevant topics. In 2010 Lenssen graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam with a BA in Audiovisual Design. His graduation film ‘Kathem & Chris’, a short documentary about the friendship between former asylum seeker Kathem and the local villager Chris in the Limburg village […]

José Tadeu V. Bijos was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but he’s had an on-going on and off love affair with California for the past 3 years. He spends a lot of his time looking up facts about his favourite musicians (did you know that John Lennon and Paul McCartney only played […]

The beginning of April was very a exciting time for us here at VOTA. Roxy and I had a chance to help out as volunteers at the Let’s All Be Free Film Festival, a new and independent event which took place from the 5th to 7th of April 2013 at the Brunei Gallery in Russell […]

“WE HAVE THIS RESPONSIBILITY FOR BEING PART OF THE GOOD IN THE WORLD, BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH GOING WRONG” – Tariq Nasir  LET’S ALL BE FREE FILM FESTIVAL 5TH APRIL – 7TH APRIL 2013 Tariq Nasir, was born in the United States to an American mother and Palestinian father. Tariq lived in Palestine until […]