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Amsterdam Global Village


Amsterdam Global Village
(Johan van der Keuken, 1996)

Amsterdam Global Village
Johan van der Keuken, 1996

Johan van der Keuken Cinema

<p>This selection of documentaries by the extraordinary Dutch filmmaker and photographer Johan van der Keuken reveals the range of his concerns as expressed in works produced over the course of four decades. These films are shown in conjunction with our exhibition of van der Keuken's installations from<i>The Body and the City,</i>on view in our galleries through December 30.

Thu, Nov 29, 2001 7 PM

One of the most stunning "city symphony" films ever produced, Amsterdam Global Village records van der Keuken's encounters with Amsterdammers from all parts of the globe who've come there as refugees, migrants, and guest workers.
Van der Keuken's Amsterdam Global Village is structured around the figure of Khalid, a young Moroccan moped courier whose assignments take him to all parts of the city. At once epic and intimate, the film questions how to preserve native tradition in a foreign climate and clarifies how local incidents are often expressions of global phenomena. It presents the human comedy as van der Keuken imagined it. (228 mins.)

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Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

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