ROSE REBEL PRODUCTIONS
Through her production company Rose Rebel Production, Martha Van Der Bly produces films that combine filmmaking and rigorous sociological research in an innovative and experimental way while adressing pressing contemporary social questions.
Using research methods of visual and interpretative sociology as well as theory-building, her films explore urgent questions of our times relating to (national) identity, belonging, common humanity and globalisation and offering imaginative pathways towards a future world society.
Website Rose Rebel Productions: www.roserebel.com
Martha’s second feature-length documentary EVA’S MISSION is an author-driven sociological documentary exploring the Holocaust from a contemporary perspective.
Eva’s Mission is supported by a grant of the Amsterdam Art Council (AFK), by Cinecrowd, the Gravin van Byland Foundation and the Foundation Democracy & Media. The University of South Carolina, USA generously supported Eva’s Mission with a three-month long Summer Film Residency. Eva’s Mission was workshopped and developped during Lisbon Docs of the European Documentary Network (EDN).
iKISS THE WORLD
iKISS THE WORLD is a sociological visual exploration of national identity in the global city. An on-going collaboration between actress / sociologist Martha Van Der Bly and photographer Simon Annand, the first iKISS THE WORLD exhibition took place in the Photogallery of the Centraly Library Amsterdam (OBA).
SECRET OF SALONE
Martha’s first documentary The Secret of Salone is set in Sierra Leone is now midway production. The film researches globalization and (religious) identity using methods of visual sociology from the theoretical perspective of the sociology of religion.