Jos de Putter (1959), born in Terneuzen, The Netherlands, finished his studies in 1984 as a political and literary scientist. He worked as a film critic for SKRIEN and different newspapers. From 1988 till 1992 he was a member of the editorial staff of Skrien. De Putter publishes as a freelance journalist in the following newspapers NRC handelsblad, de Volkskrant, De Groene Amsterdammer, Hard Gras en De Gids. He makes programmes for Diogenes, VPRO from 1995 till 1998. In 1993 he makes his first documentary IT WAS A LOVELY DAY, followed by SOLO, the favela’s law in 1994, 1999 The making of a new empire, 2002 Brooklyn Stories, 2002 The Damned and the sacred, 2004 Alias Kurban Said.
Camera, Vladas Naudzius; Sound, Rik Meier; Editor, Patrick Minks; Sounddesign, Michel Schopping / Mark Lizier; Music Composer, Vincent van Warmerdam; Line Producer, Maja Trivanovic.
In co-production with HUMAN and Diepte Scherpte. With the support from Dutch Cultural Broadcasting Fund, the Netherlands Film Fund and CoBO fund. Released by Cinema Delicatessen. International Sales: Ideale Audience.