Brechtje Boeke is a documentary film production company that is based in Amsterdam. The world is Brechtje Boeke’s field and play-ground. In a multiple sense.
The owner that obviously carries the same name opened her eyes in 1982 and remained observing the world. Brechtje graduated at Leiden University in 2010 and holds an MA in Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology.
Brechtje specialized in Visual Ethnography. She researches, directs and is both known for filming and editing. A so called innovative intermediary, combining academic skills with creativity and an open visual attitude. This mixture brings a refreshing angle in data gathering, advocacy and outreach.
Working individually or in a small team, Brechtje creates closeness to her subject. Moreover it is the sincere approach and the relation that is being developed which provides clear and meaningful insight. Mutual understanding is reached on a local and global level.
Besides film making, and together with a small team, Brechtje organized for many years Cineblend. A monthly event with debating and screenings on current social and cultural affairs in our society. She was a board member of Volunteer Correct, a non-profit organization that promotes transparency and accountability in international volunteering. Furthermore Brechtje is the initiator of DUS. A multi disciplinary inspiration program that has a stage in the Volkshotel.
Brechtje joined the Placemakers team in 2019 as a project manager. Placemakers is an interdisciplinary and creative team for urban activation. They work to create inclusive and lively urban spaces. Through research, design, and by organizing participation processes we co-develop places with residents, entrepreneurs and other local parties.