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The Long Holiday

Film/Video

The Long Holiday

Johan van der Keuken, 2000

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 1, 2001

This deeply personal film documents van der Keuken's last global tour, a journey that begins with his being diagnosed with cancer.
In 1998, van der Keuken was told by his radiologist that he had only a few years to live. With that in mind, he and his wife Noshka van der Lely took off, traveling around the world while producing a filmed chronicle of what could be his last global tour--The Long Holiday (142 mins.). After exploring alternative therapies and trekking a path from Bhutan to Brazil, the filmmaker visits a doctor in New York, from whom he receives a much more optimistic outlook.