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US premiere of A World to Shape by Ton van Zantvoort at ADFF

Nienke Hoogvliet. Still from A World to Shape. Courtesy of Elbe Stevens Films

Dave Hakkens. Still from A World to Shape. Courtesy of Elbe Stevens Films

Still from A World to Shape. Courtesy of Elbe Stevens Films

Still from A World to Shape. Courtesy of Elbe Stevens Films

Fri, Sep 30 - Sun, Oct 2  2022

The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) in New York will present the US premiere of A World to Shape, a documentary by Dutch filmmaker Ton van Zantvoort about Nienke Hoogvliet and Dave Hakkens on September 30, 2022. Additional screenings will be held on October 1 and 2.

Dave Hakkens. Still from A World to Shape. Courtesy of Elbe Stevens Films

Nienke Hoogvliet (1989) and Dave Hakkens (1988) represent a new generation of contemporary Dutch Designers. This generation is acutely aware that raw materials are depleting, energy is scarce, and globalization is driving new forms of small-scale production. As makers, they don’t care about existing boundaries between art, design and science. In A World to Shape, director Ton van Zantvoort guides you through the respective ingenuity of Nienke and Dave.

Still from A World to Shape. Courtesy of Elbe Stevens Films

Nienke’s mission is to make the world’s second most polluting industry – the clothing industry – more sustainable. She is currently working on sustainable applications of seaweed, such as using it to make paint. Dave’s ambition is equally ambitious. His Kamp project attempts to establish a living and working community that uses a minimal carbon footprint. He has created a blueprint for a new society and made it open source so that anyone can adopt and improve the ideas. Where many people might see problems, Nienke and Dave envisage solutions.

Still from A World to Shape. Courtesy of Elbe Stevens Films

Credits
Script, director, cinematography & editing: Ton van Zantvoort
Producer: Elbe Stevens Films
Broadcaster: AVROTROS, Omroep Brabant
Language/ subtitles: Dutch/ English
Length: 52 minutes
Format: DCP, ProRes, H264
Premiere: September 2022
This film was made possible with financial support from CoBO, Brabant C, Omroep Brabant and the Pictoright Fund.

Screenings
Fri, Sep 30th, 9:15 PM @ Cinépolis Cinemas – Theatre 8
Sat, Oct 1st, 6:45 PM @ Cinépolis Cinemas – Theatre 7
Sun, Oct 2nd, 4:30 PM @ Cinépolis Cinemas – Theatre 7

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