Amsterdams Peil has been a major pusher of guerrilla-style documentary making. With a minimum of editorial assistance, every participating videojournalist produced a 25 min. documentary in 2-3 weeks.
The format was broadcast on AT5 television in Amsterdam from 2004-2007, mostly covering current events and social issues. The title of the program refers to a well-known water level indicator.
Open 24 hours Portrait of the only 24/7 gas station in the city centre of Amsterdam. Dutch, 21 min, 2006
Through the eye of the world Portrait of the Amsterdam bureau of newsagency Reuters. Voiceover Dutch, quotes mostly in English (with Dutch subs). Amsterdam & The Hague, 22 min, 2006
I liked chicory as a boy Documentary on mayor Job Cohen following his re-appointment for another six-year term. Dutch, Amsterdam/Berlin, 25 min, 2006
Terminate? Documentary on whether or not to eliminate the administrative districts in Amsterdam. Dutch, Amsterdam/The Hague, 23 min, 2007
Parking in Amsterdam Expose about annoyance No.1 in Amsterdam. Dutch, 21 min, 2006
The foodbank is growing Documentary about the increasing number of volunteers that wants to do something against poverty. Dutch, Amsterdam, 23 min, 2007
UMTS after the pink elephant Documentary on the controversy surrounding a new type of phone masts - focussing on the role of local government. Dutch, 27 min, 2006
Drifting Ajax Documentary about mismanagement at the famous football club. Dutch, Amsterdam, 26 min, 2005
Number 23 Observations in Hamburg during the first days of football ace Rafael van der Vaart with HSV. Dutch and German (with Dutch subs), 28 min, 2005. Slightly different version than broadcast.
Five days in May Documentary about the tension caused by a coincidental power vacuum during the last days of World War II in Amsterdam, 27 min, 2005
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