Join us @ Sharing Stories!

We believe in the power of stories, and in the importance of these stories to be heard. That's why we are organizing a special program called 'Sharing Stories'. With an outdoor exhibition and two public talks with some of the best story tellers around.

EXHIBITION: Pick Your Story
In an interactive outdoor exhibition in Vondelpark, Amsterdam, we present the stories of our past 13 Dockers. A giant wall will be put up, containing posters of each Docker's work. You can take your favorite poster along with you, and also leave something behind by becoming part of our community.

For an impression about the participating Dockers and their work, see Our Dockers
More information about the exhibition will follow in the coming weeks.

WHEN: September 18 - October 31 2017
WHERE: outside, next to VondelCS, Vondelpark 3 Amsterdam

PUBLIC TALKS: Family Stories
In two public talks, some of the best storytellers from different backgrounds and disciplines will share their stories and insights with the audience.

>> 23.09.2017 Family Stories (English spoken)

An evening of remarkable family stories that make up a much larger and more universal story. With four master storytellers from different backgrounds and disciplines. What made them make these stories? How vulnerable are they, sharing such personal subjects? What form did they choose to tell their story and why?

Our guests:
Singaporean photographer Sim Chi Yin, our latest Docker, talks about her extensive project One Day We'll Understand, in which she explores a hidden chapter of the Cold War in Asia, taking her family history as her starting point.

Filmmaker Yan Ting Yuen will discuss her acclaimed film My Father's Choice (De keuze van mijn vader) in which she  links the personal history of her father and his family to the major developments of the past fifty years within China.

Sara Kolster (interactive director and designer) talks about her radio documentary When I was five years old (Toen ik vijf was). Through conversations with her parents, relatives, her own daughter and children who have lost a sibling at early age she explores how children deal with this loss - and how she dealt with it herself. 

Ogutu Muraya is a Kenyan writer, theatre-maker and storyteller. He will tell a beautiful story about Kenia's colonial past, using his masterful, dynamic storytelling style.

Presentation: Jaïr Stein
Language: English

WHEN: Sat Sept 23rd, 20:00 - 22:00
WHERE: VondelCS, Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam
TICKETS: 5 euros, order here.

>> 27.09.2017 Extended Family (Dutch spoken)

The second evening is about stories about the extended families we are part of: the family, neighborhood, society or culture we live in. How do we relate to these communities, and what responsibilities do we have for ourselves and each other?

With Sarah Sylbing and Ester Gould, the duo behind the successful documentary series Indebtful (Schuldig), Karin Junger, director of the compelling film Me, alone in the classroom and Beri Shalmashi, a Dutch-Kurdish documentary maker who is currently finalising her transmedia project Big Village. Using photography, video and audio, she reconstructs her childhood village as well as her own turbulent history.

Presentation: Patrick van der Hijden
Language: Dutch

WHEN: Wed Sept 27th, 20:00 - 22:00
WHERE: VondelCS, Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam
TICKETS: 5 euros, order here.

Photo: Sim Chi Yin, from the series  One Day We'll Understand

Photo: Sim Chi Yin, from the series One Day We'll Understand