Next week Dutch journalism production company Prospektor will launch an interactive transmedia project entitled ‘De Asielzoekmachine’ (The Asylum Machine). The project researches the Dutch asylum policies and asks how we would want it to work. Prospektor’s co-founder Eefje Blankevoort is one of the speakers at WDCD Live Amsterdam 2016.

Eefje Blankevoort (Montreal, 1978) is a storyteller and co-founder of the journalism production company Prospektor. She writes articles and books and makes (multimedia) documentaries. Her publications include Stiekem kan hier alles (‘Secretly everything is possible here’), De Vluchtelingenjackpot (‘The Refugee Jackpot’, with photographer Karijn Kakebeeke) and Dream City (with photographer Anoek Steketee).

Her directorial credits include the films Niemand vertelt mij wat ik moet geloven (‘No one tells me what to believe’) and Joella, Best Friends ForeverNieuw (‘New’) and the youth programme Jong geleerd, oud gedaan (‘What is learned in the cradle is carried to the grave’).

For the exhibition ANGRY, at the Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam, she created video portraits of radicals and ex-radicals. The interactive music documentary Hidden Wounds and the two-part radio documentary Men don’t cry, about veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, were released in 2013.

Together with photographer Anoek Steketee she made Love Radio, an award-winning transmedia documentary about the process of reconciliation following an armed conflict, based around the popular Rwandan radio soap Musekeweya. In December 2015 she launched the interactive documentary Imperial Courts together with photographer Dana Lixenberg. She is currently working on a feature-length documentary entitled Bring the Jews home and an interactive transmedia project entitled ‘De Asielzoekmachine’ (The Asylum Machine). The latter examines asylum policy in the Netherlands and explores how we would like it to operate. It will constsit of a web documentary, a tv- and radio documentary, exhibitions and meetings across the country.

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