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Director
Ton van Zantvoort

Filmography
2003 Khamuvillage (short)
2005 Pack (short)
2006 GRITO de PIEDRA
2009 A Blooming Business

Human Rights

A Blooming Business / Ton van Zantvoort

Flowers love people. Anyway, that is what the flower growing industry is trying to propagate. But whether flowers actually do love people, well, that remains the question. a Blooming Business is a poetic documentary about people in Kenya who are imprisoned by the power of the global flower growing industry. The dilemmas of the industry grow painfully clear and a dark world of oppression, sexual abuse and terrible working conditions unfolds. There is only one conclusion possible: the smell of the imported rose is not sweet, but bitter. The film combines pure observation with direct comments by the main characters. The camera is present and absent at the same time and reshapes the documentary. With great humanism van Zantvoort shows us a different world where all human life is valuable.


Director:Ton van Zantvoort
Script:Ton van Zantvoort
Cinematography:Ton van Zantvoort
Editing:Ton van Zantvoort
Sound:Ton van Zantvoort
Music:Roy Bemelmans
With:Jane, Reagan, Davis, Brian, Sharon, Oscar, Kennedy
Producer:Ton van Zantvoort
Production:NEWTON Film
Co-production:VPRO
Format:Digibeta Color
Production Country:The Netherlands
Duration:52'
Production Year:2009
World Sales:NEWTON Film, The Netherlands T.+31 6410 39081 F.+31 8474 46200 ton@newtonfilm.nl www.newtonfilm.nl
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 15:00
AKMI:Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 15:30
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