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The Storyteller of Amsterdam

Everyone has a story. And every story is a miracle.

Videos

Trailer

Overview

Genre
Anthropology, Biography, Contemporary Issues, Culture, and Human Interest
Synopsis

With an economic crisis looming, Karel Baracs takes us on a tour of Amsterdam through his life and work, where he is the official City Storyteller. He trains adults in the art of telling their own stories, takes children on a tour of a neighborhood where everyone has a story – and every story is a tiny miracle. His performances span theaters, parks and cultural events as he connects with audiences throughout the city. He muses on the importance of storytelling as tensions mount and political change washes across the Netherlands. In a final performance, he organizes a group of storytellers for the largest maritime festival in the Netherlands. While he demonstrates the lengths that storytelling can reach, the new government issues an edict on arts and cultural funding. Will this be the last year for the Storyteller of Amsterdam?

Stage
finished
Running time
62 and 50 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Burst Films LLC
Country
Netherlands
Years of Production
2010
Locations
Amsterdam

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Festivals
Docutah
Awards
Honorable Mention, NYC Independent Film Festival
Language
English, Dutch
Subtitles
English

Photos

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