26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Planktonium

Planktonium

director: Jan van IJken
original title: Planktonium
country: Netherlands
year: 2021
running time: 15 min.

synopsis

Nature’s wonders not visible to the naked eye are revealed in a documentary shot through a microscope lens. It shows to the viewer various kinds of plankton, a ubiquitous form of life, without which life on Earth wouldn’t exist. The vivacious movements of the water microorganisms are accompanied by the music of Jana Winderen, a Norweigan artist, composed using the sounds of water organisms, waves and icebergs.

 

"Ever since I discovered plankton, I’ve become addicted to it. Every time I go out with my plankton net, I am curious about what I will find and I am always amazed by my finds." (Jan van Ijken)

biography

Jan van Ijken (1965) is a Dutch documentary photographer, producent and director. His main interest lies in the beauty of nature. He has authored three photographic books. His films Nevermore (2013), The Art of Flying (2015) and Becoming (2018) have been screened at the Ji.hlava festival.

more about film

director: Jan van IJken
producer: Jan van IJken
editing: Jan van IJken, Metje Postma
sound: Jana Winderen
Ministerstvo kultury
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