2005

August Dirks 13 May , 2017

400 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS HOLLAND-MAROC

The Ship of Fools and the three-mast topsail schooner “Oosterschelde”, both build in 1918, set sail to Morocco to celebrate the diplomatic relations between the two countries. Soon it became clear that the organization of this celebration was bankrupt, leaving the Fools without means in the Moroccan town Al Hoceima, nicknamed ‘Small Amsterdam’, since many of the Moroccans living in Amsterdam originate from there. In the end the city provided the Fools with crates of potatoes and tomatoes. In the end the Fools, with three sailors left, returned to Europe, not without difficulties to refrain the custom officers of boarding the ship for a fresh future.

“The World Turned Upside Down”
   A satirical music comedy
    Holland, Morocco
Amsterdam, Casablanca, Agadir, Al Hoceima

  VOYAGE TO NARRAGONIA

  A melo-docudrama about the crew & her travels by the Chilean director Germán Berger Hertz.Filmfestival Karlovy Vary 2003. Shown in 7 Spanish cities from April 2004. 35 mm/83Min/English subtitled. Shown September 2006 on Catalan TV3.
 
Destination Utopia
Barcelona, Spain. El País, 26-03-2004
SHIP LETTER SIGNED BY JOB COHEN, LORD MAYOR OF AMSTERDAM
 The new Mayor of Amsterdam,Job Cohen, signed the ship letter on board while visiting the Moroccan town Al Hoceima, nicknamed ‘Small Amsterdam’ because many of the Moroccans living in Amsterdam originate there.
TRAM VIDEO
In the autumn of 2005 Azart produced weekly a 60 second video reportage about her travels in Morocco and Spain that was shown every 20 minutes in all Amsterdam trams

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