Portret van een eiland / Portrait of an island (2016)


5 x 5" (separate chapters) and 21" (full) / NL / English subtitles / commissioned


A film in five parts about the islanders of Goeree-Overflakkee (NL) and their ambivalent relationship with water. Each part represents a step in the islanders' life-cycle relationship with water. From death, to learning how to swim, to enjoyment, earning a living and birth. All set against the heritage-rich surroundings on the island.



Nine locations on the island of Goeree-Overflakkee, NL, on National Open Monuments Day, 09/10/2017

Premiered on location at National Open Monuments Day, 10/09/2016, Middelharnis, NL

RTV Slogo, 12/09/2016

RTV Ridderkerk, 19-23/09/2016

DAM-X Event, Brouwersdam, 16/10/2016


Permanent collection:

Watersnoodmuseum, Ouwerkerk, NL

Library of Middelharnis, NL

Library of Zeeland, NL


Director of photography: Dennis Lubbers

Editor: Daan Wijdeveld

Sound mixer: Michiel de Boer

Grader: Michiel Lummens

Music: So I'm An Islander & Universal Publishing Production Music

Archival footage: Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Director: Jeroen Pool


Commissioner: Erfgoedlijn Goeree-Overflakkee, a collaboration between the Dutch province of South Holland, the municipality of Goeree-Overflakkee and local partners



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© 2018 Jeroen Pool