top of page

Our films.

Rinkoff 15.png

Rinkoffs (2022)

A short documentary exploring the daily kneading, proofing, greasing, and dusting of Rinkoff Bakery in the gentrifying area of Whitechapel, east London. Rinkoff Bakery, whose slogan is ‘History in the baking’, is a traditional Jewish family bakery which was established in 1911 by Hyman Rinkoff. The bakery still uses many of his original recipes today, but has also tailored its baking to new customers as a result of the changes in the area in recent years. The film focuses on the personal stories of the bakers and other staff members, some of whom have been working at the bakery for decades.

Direction, production, filming and editing: Zilly Dalgic and Julie Reintjes.

Screenshot 2023-09-17 at 15.16.30.png

Becontree Estate (2021)

An educational documentary exploring the history and social life of the Becontree Estate in Dagenham, once described as the largest social housing estate in the world. Initiated in 1921, Becontree was built to accommodate 100,000 people. Many of its first residents came from Limehouse, where a slum clearance programme was being implemented at the time. Today, the future of the UK's biggest council housing estate is being reimagined by arts, culture, and new infrastructure.

Direction, production, filming and editing: Julie Reintjes.

Client: UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage.

Screenshot 2023-10-10 at 12.14.03.png

New Unity (2021)

An educational documentary about Newington Green Meeting House, which has been a hotbed of dissent and revolutionary ideas since 1708 - the infamous feminist Mary Wollstonecraft  was a congregation member here. Today, it is a radically inclusive space hosting a non-religious church, exhibition space, and more.

Direction, production, filming and editing: Julie Reintjes.

Client: UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage.

DSC_0360.JPG

Osborne House (2021)

An audiovisual tour of Osborne House on the Isle of Wight through a sustainable heritage lens.

 

Direction, production, filming and editing: Julie Reintjes..

Client: UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage.

Screenshot 2023-09-17 at 15.31.34.png

Woolwich Regenerated (2021)

A portrayal of the stark juxtaposition between the recently regenerated Royal Arsenal and the rest of Woolwich, in southeast London. The Royal Arsenal was once home to factories for the manufacture of weapons. Today, the luxury flats occupy space among the top 10% least income deprived areas in England, whereas other areas in Woolwich are among the top 20% most deprived areas in England.

 

Direction, production, filming and editing: Julie Reintjes.

Client: UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage.

Screenshot 2023-09-17 at 15.43.25.png

Los Colibris (2019)

A portrayal of a folk dance group with native Mexicans, showcasing Mexican dance at a cultural and community festival in Manchester, celebrating diversity and culture in the city.

Direction, production, filming and editing: Zilly Dalgic, Vincent Favier.

Project in collaboration with: University of  Manchester.

Screenshot 2019-03-20 at 12.04.21.png

Globally Endangered, Locally Surviving (2019)

A response to the question: Who are strangers in global Europe today? The protagonist of the film is a small 121 year old family-owned grocery shop located on top of Muswell Hill, north London. The narrative of the film touches on issues of tradition, locality, Britishness, multiculturalism, and transnational capitalism in the realm of Brexit.

 

Direction, production, filming and editing: Julie Reintjes, Aaliyah Channer, Angana Narula, Jamaica Nofereni, Laura De Nuzzo, Loïc Druenne, and Natsumi Ogawa.

Koukaki_still.png

Koukaki - a Neighborhood in Transition (2018)

What does the term gentrification mean outside its strict formal definition? Can we simply say, there are those who benefit and those who are threatened by it, or is it more complex?

Through four different stories of inhabitants from Koukaki, a central neighbourhood in Athens that is currently under an extreme gentrification process, this film tries to examine and unfold the subtle shades that form the bigger image. 

Direction, production, filming and editing: Zilly Dalgic, Ismini Gatou.

Project in collaboration with: Netherlands Institute Athens, Athens Ethnographic Film Festival.

Made in Absence (2018)

An experimental visual ethnography about absence and imagination in Greek cultural heritage - offering diverse conceptions about the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles, belonging, heritage, cultural identity, art, and reproduction in the process of making and disputing memory. An exhibition we can only imagine: the blurred imagery, souvenirs, and hand-drawn illustrations invite the audience to contemplate what is not present and what can only be recreated in our minds.

Direction, production, filming and editing: Julie Reintjes, Dora Intzirtzi and Paula Zanardi.

Project in collaboration with: Netherlands Institute Athens, Athens Ethnographic Film Festival.

bottom of page