Tuesday, November 8, 2011


On the Frisian filmfestival in the town of Leeuwarden the new movie 'Bohai Bay' will be shown. Bohai Bay is the tidal area near the Chinese city Beijing, where nature is threatened and partly destroyed by industrial expansion. The area is an essential stepping stone for migratory birds between their Siberian breeding grounds and teir Australian wintering areas. Multi percussionist Sytze Pruiksma went to Bohai Bay for filming. Poet Elmar Kuiper edited the material to an epic trilogy in which the relation between human and nature is essential. There is music and poetry in the movie by Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra with Nils Frahm, Greg Haines, Sytze Pruiksma and others, recorded live on January 9th 2011 in theater Lawei in the town of Drachten. More info (in Dutch) here. You can see 'Bohai Bay' on November 12th in theater Harmonie in Leeuwarden.