Independent Filmmaker, Storyteller
Marijn Poels is a Dutch independent filmmaker, documentary maker and international speaker. He is an autodidact, but so passionate about his work that I certainly believe no school in the world could teach him the obduracy he feels. No teacher on earth could educate him how the world is really functioning and certainly no university dare to explain him that the mainstream journalists are the stenographers of those in power. No doubt, Marijn has seen it over the past eight years working as an independent documentary maker. Between the people where it is all about, avoiding politics but absorb himself into the lives of different cultures and believes.
Marijn Poels believes in a world without borders. He knows the borders are there, Politically. But films can shine through borders and highlight important issues which we need to understand to put certain challenges into perspective. Understanding different cultures is the base for tolerance, solidarity and brotherhood. Independent perspectives as objective as possible. However he must confess, he is as subjective as any other reporter in the world but he tries to be integer towards a story, a problem and a solution. Not left nor right winged but in search for stories which bring us together as an international community.
If Marijn Poels would need to summarize himself within one sentence: "I'm nothing more than a translator between the voiceless and the public and bring those stories with entertainment, hope, confusion and inspiration."