Jan Tenhaven - Documentary Filmmaker
“What kind of films do you make?”
“Actually about everything what fascinates me.”
“So, any focus?”
“No. history, culture, journeys, politics, science. Somehow everything.”
(Pause) “Actually it’s always about humans.”
“Ah. So, portraits?”
“No, not necessarily. But in the end it’s always about humans, right?”
“And are these reports or documentaries or?”
“Everything. It depends”
“Yeah, as well.”
“I prefer those. Actually we’re only watching Arte and stuff like that at home.”
“So, what are you doing exactly?”
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