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Me and Video

Videos are a way for me to bring interesting topics to light. I make videos in a variety of styles. I’m trained as a documentary filmmaker in the Visual Anthropology Centre at the University of Manchester. Over the years I’ve developed my own style of filmmaking where the keywords are fun, short and sweet. In 213 I worked in Malaysia to produce corporate videos. I also maintain a vlog about mindfulness and one about sustainable living



Selected Highlights

2017: Marjolein’s Tiny House
A funny, yet informative vlog about a different way of living. 

2015: 5 Ways to Build a Meditation Habit
One of my most watched vlogs about meditation. 

2013: The Story of the Bag
A film about the process of making multipurpose bags out of advertising banners while collaborating with children with learning disabilities.

2013: A Muddy Christmas
Short documentary about Runnymede ecovillage.

2010:  Sex, Drugs & Alcohol
Documentary for my MA in Visual Anthropology


All my film projects

A Second Life

I follow Bathma, who is bound to her wheelchair, yet managed to become senator in the Malaysian government. An inspiring story about overcoming hurdles. 

[youtube url=”https://youtu.be/9fN_wRSZO9w”]

By |June 26th, 2016|Categories: Finished work|0 Comments

Multipurpose Bags, Community Projects & Recycling!

Waste turned into something useful. Made together with a group of teenagers with learning disabilities.

Discover the Story of the Bag:

[youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8FP4W-4Mj0″]

Or if you are in a hurry, here’s the short version (but I recommended the extended version, above! 😉 )

[youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lf2I_4q2tg”]

By |December 4th, 2013|Categories: Finished work, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Juice Carton Wallet

I made a video for a Tetrapak competition, the assignment was to make something out of a tetrapak carton and publish a step by step video on how to make the object.
So here’s my entry!

[youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqraS3Bx5mY”]

By |September 30th, 2013|Categories: Finished work|0 Comments

Music video fun

Sometimes it’s good to make something silly, just for laughs. A morning in the park in Kuala Lumpur resulted in this short music video of Inona Pop’s ‘I Love It’.

[youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TghkCZwQTY&hd=1″]

By |August 3rd, 2013|Categories: Finished work, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pennine Camphill Community

Another film I made for my internship with ThinkYoung explores the lives of people in Pennine Camphill Community. There volunteers and workers live together with adolescents with a learning disability. This film explores the motives of some of the volunteers and workers to live in this way.

[vimeo url=”https://vimeo.com/68358973″]

By |July 1st, 2013|Categories: Finished work|0 Comments

A Muddy Christmas

Recently I completed an internship with ThinkYoung Labs, for who I made some short films about people who live in intentional communities. One of the films, A Muddy Christmas, got screened at the Open City Docs festival in London.

Short documentary about Runnymede, an ecovillage in a squatted piece of forest near London. The ecovillage was started in the spring and now the residents are getting ready for winter. Conditions are not optimal, but some pioneers stay for Christmas!

Running time: 18:06

[youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BeMfZpIqC4″]

By |June 27th, 2013|Categories: Finished work|0 Comments

Sex, Drugs & Alcohol

This is the documentary I made for my MA in Visual Anthropology

We all recognize the longing for happiness. The Surinamese Germain chases this elusive ideal in Amsterdam, and meets many obstacles on the way. While his life is filled with activities, they don’t seem to bring about the desired result. In an open and honest manner Germain reflects on his hardships and allows the viewer to enter his world for half an hour.

Running time: 28:30

[youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpqbHpPIZJM”]

By |June 25th, 2013|Categories: Finished work|1 Comment

Faith Healing & Spirit Possession

I made this documentary during the summer of 2010 as part of my capstone experience for my Bachelor of Arts. It explores the world of faith healing and spirit possession in South-India.

Running time: 14:52

[youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qp2qS8vm78″]

By |June 25th, 2013|Categories: Finished work|0 Comments

According to the Dutch

This is the first documentary I ever made, together with two friends of mine. The film is about a development aid project for which we volunteered in Tanzania. We tell a personal story about our experience with development aid in Tanzania, questioning the conduct of the development aid workers, including ourselves.

A film by Sabine van Ditzhuijzen, Oscar van Keulen, Anne Kroon
[youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R13RaknZvZ0?rel=0″]

By |June 24th, 2013|Categories: Finished work|0 Comments