THE SECRET OF SALONE
Martha’s documentary The Secret of Salone is set in Sierra Leone and currently in post-production. The film explores the subject of globalization and (religious) identity using methods of visual sociology from the theoretical perspective of the sociology of religion.
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).
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). Website: www.evasmission.com