Keep on Steppin’

Interactive Testimony To Human Resilience

Keep on Steppin’ is a non linear narrative consisting of five poetic short films by the renowned Dutch photographer and filmmaker Marjoleine Boonstra. Keep on Steppin’ mixes film footage with “moving” photographs taken in New Orleans, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, and transforms these images into a cinematic reflection on human resilience. The project was produced by the Digital Emmy-award nominated production house Submarine Channel.

As a film maker and photographer, I travel around the world to record stories. I meet the people who are left behind as the hectic television cameras from the first hour have left the disaster zone. They take me into their confidence and they tell me the most astonishing and magical stories. Their words not only show their grief, but also their wonderful spirit of survival – keep on steppin’!
– Marjoleine Boonstra

Cowboy – New Orleans
The New Child – Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Man and the Lake – the Aral Sea, Uzbekistan
The Tree – New Orleans
The Color of War – Afghanistan



Director: Marjoleine Boonstra
Producer: Submarine Channel
Co-producer: HUMAN
Release: 2012
Lenght: 5 x 5 minutes


English version:

Director: Marjoleine Boonstra
Producers: Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix
Scenario: Céline Linssen
Design & Animation: Jurriaan Esmeijer, Christiaan de Rooij
Interaction design: Jurriaan Esmeijer
Photography: Marjoleine Boonstra
Music: Harry de Wit
Mix & Sounddesign: Marc Lizier (Kink Audio), Jannes Noorman
Voice-overs: Adrian Brine, Adam Fields, Tim Gunther, Dorothy Heady-Caroll, Claire King
Animation & Graphics assistants: Tim Jonkmans, Yvonne Brouwers
iPad application: Patrick Gutlich & Jorrit de Vries
Website: Gijs Kattenberg
Translation: Alison Dunnette
Editor Submarine Channel: Geert van de Wetering
Publicity: Yaniv Wolf, Daphne Plomp
Line producer: Willeke Steenbeeke
Editor in chief HUMAN: Bert Janssens

Dutch version:

Regie: Marjoleine Boonstra
Producenten: Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix
Scenario: Céline Linssen
Design & Animatie: Jurriaan Esmeijer, Christiaan de Rooij
Interaction design: Jurriaan Esmeijer
Fotografie: Marjoleine Boonstra
Muziek: Harry de Wit
Mix & Sounddesign: Marc Lizier, Jannes Noorman
Stemmen: Peter Blok, Pierre Bokma, Carine Crutzen, Dorothy Heady-Caroll, Gijs Scholten van Aschat
Opname stemmen: Pastelle Music
Animatie & Graphics assistenten: Tim Jonkmans, Yvonne Brouwers
iPad applicatie: Patrick Gutlich & Jorrit de Vries
Redactie Submarine Channel: Geert van de Wetering
Publiciteit: Yaniv Wolf, Daphne Plomp
Productieleiding: Willeke Steenbeeke
Eindredactie HUMAN: Bert Janssens

This production was made possible with the support of the Dutch Cultural Media Fund and VSB FUND
A Submarine Channel production in co-production with HUMAN Television