Insurgents, season 3

Once more, Sophie Hilbrand uncovers the weak spots of local democracies as she reveals the stories of insurgents. To be aired in May 2021.

When are you coming back, Kees?

A Dutch filmmaker feels guilty about false hope he gave 31 years ago to a Palestinian family he filmed for his first film. After an unexpected voicemail he decides to go back to the West Bank, together with his son who also wants to make movies.

The fight for Istanbul

In the 2Doc: The fight for Istanbul, Fidan Ekiz follows ordinary citizens of the traditional neighborhood Uskudar and the modern neighborhood Kadikoy for a year. She sees how their lives are changing in the fight for the upcoming elections. Co-production with BNNVARA and VRT.

Insurgents, season 2

Sophie Hilbrand onderzoekt waarom burgers in opstand komen tegen lokaal bestuur. Dit seizoen in Almelo, Moordrecht, Bloemendaal, Enschede, Ermelo en Zaanstad.


Insurgents is a documentary series wherein Sophie Hilbrand investigates, in different neighborhoods, why normal civilians rise against there local, unfair, government. Episodes in Bergen, Loosdrecht, Veere and Duidorp (The Hague). BNNVARA 2019

Palestine does not exist

Four elderly Palestinians look back at their life, after they were forced to leave their homes during the Israeli war of independence in 1948. They ended up in The Netherlands where few people were interested in their story. Now, at old age, they have to accept the fact that their struggle has not led to recognition.

The Mosqueteers

In order to counter the negative feelings in dutch society, a group of volunteers from a mosque decide to bridge the gap.
A documentary about setbacks and hope.

On the Barricades

“Op de Barricade” is een prettig en invoelend documentaireprogramma waarin Fidan Ekiz buurtbewoners in Nederland helpt met hun strijd tegen groot en klein onrecht.

The doom of the Van Imhoff

The Doom of the Van Imhoff is a three episode documentary series about a horrifying maritime disaster in 1942 that became one of the biggest cover-ups in Dutch history.

Reporters Against Power

Documentary series in 6 episodes, following Fidan Ekiz on her search for journalists that face great personal risks while working in countries where freedom of press is under pressure.


Framed and Cancelled

Framed and Cancelled Fidan Ekiz explores the question why people with dissenting statements and deviant behavior are publicly condemned to exclusion. Is this of all times? Is it typically Dutch? Why is there so little respect for a different opinion? Is there really a cancel culture, or does it just seem that way?

Framed and Cancelled will be released as a documentary on NPO1, followed by an online series for NPOstart. In the series we take a closer look at the question

The Greatest Resistance

Documentary trilogy. The April-May Strikes of 1943 were the largest strikes ever to take place in the Netherlands. It was the largest popular uprising in German-occupied Europe. The strikes took place all over the Netherlands and were crushed very bloodily. Why did this drama remain so unknown? And what was the effect on witnesses, relatives and the generations that followed? To be broadcasted in May 2023 by BNNVARA.

The Pronk Diaries

Dutch former minister Jan Pronk looks back on the decades in which he became friends with the African leaders in the past and present. Why have those idealists become autocrats or dictators over time?