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A film by Jan van den Berg and Pipaluk Knudsen-Ostermann.

The Silent Snow project aims to raise awareness of pollution caused by persistent pollutants and consists of both a short film and a feature length documentary by Dutch filmmaker Jan van den Berg, educational material for schools and this website. The project aims to portray the people that are affected most, by what turns out to be a structural pollution of the entire global environmental system.

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“Many thanks for this important work!”
– Kathryn Gilje, Pesticide Action Network, New York
“A deeply touching and inspiring film. Very powerful and genuine.”
– Negusu Aklilu, Director, Forum for Environment Addis Ababa
“Congratulations for this great movie. Very educational
and touching.”
– Aileen Yap and James Soh, National Youth Achievement Award Council, Singapore
“A beautiful thoughtful film.”
– Jury Planet in Focus, Canada
“A wake-up call documentary!”
– Hebe Tabachnik, LA Film Festival
“A call to arms in the battle to save our planet.”
– Shirrel Rhoades, Solaris Hill, Key West Florida
“Stunning cinematography captures this most timely issue.”
– World Wide Short Film Festival, Canadian Film Centre
“Silent Snow turns into a desperate scream for immediate changes. ”
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Silent Snow

A film by Jan van den Berg en Pipaluk Knudsen-Ostermann. A drsFILM production.

Partners: Boeddhistische Omroep Stichting (BOS), Lichtpunt (Canvas België), Rotterdams Media Fonds, TVP Polen, Jade Foundation, CoBO fonds, Jacob Gelt Dekker, de NCDO, DHV, Limits to Earth, ASN Bank, Mosa Tiles, and Greenpeace.


Pipaluk Knudsen-Ostermann on Silent Snow: “Our life is threatened by dangerous pesticides. As a young woman who would like to have a child in the future, I was very worried and wanted to make this film in order to search for answers and solutions”.

Writers, artists and filmmakers work together in this Dutch production company, founded by Jan van den Berg. DrsFILM made many documentaries and drama productions. The films are mostly about people at the cutting edge between cultures. The films are shown in festivals and broadcasted around the world. In 2004, Jan van den Berg won a Golden Calf for his film ‘Deacon of Death’ at the Dutch Film Festival. More info: www.drsfilm.tv.

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