A BLOOMING BUSINESS

CATEGORY

2014-Labor

ÇIÇEKLENEN TICARET

TON VAN ZANTVOORT

Holland, 2009, 52’

Editing: Ton van Zantvoort
Photgraphy: Ton van Zantvoort
Producer: Ton van Zantvoort
Producer Company: NEWTON film
Music: Roy Bemelmans
Sound: Stijn van Eekelen

Synopsis:
A BLOOMING BUSINESS is a poetic documentary by Ton van Zantvoort about people in Kenya who are imprisoned by the global flower industry. The dilemmas of the industry become painfully clear and a dark world of oppression, sexual abuse and terrible working conditions unfolds. There is only one conclusion possible: the smell of the imported rose is not sweet, but bitter.

Director Biography:
Ton van Zantvoort observes with great attention and takes us into a world of people on the edge, people who try to survive but are confronted by external powers as tourism, international commerce and mass communication. With great humanity, van Zantvoort shows us a different world.

Director Filmography:
a BLOOMING BUSINESS, 2009
Grito de Piedra, 2006
Khamu Village, 2003

Awards:
Trevignano FilmFest Award, Italy, 2013
Honorable Mention for Best International Short Film, Planet in Focus, Toronto, Canada / 2011
Jury Award, FIFDH, Festival International du film des droits de l’homme de Paris, France, 2011
Audience award, The Art of the Document, Warsaw, Poland, 2010
Special jury mention – The Art of the Document , Warsaw, Poland, 2010
Golden Olive award for best documentary, International TV Festival Bar, Montenegro 2010
Best photography Award, International TV Festival Bar, Montenegro,2010
Audience Award, Millennium International Documentary Festival, Belgium 2010
Award for best film -chosen by media professionals-, Festival Internacional de Cinema Ambiental, Brasil 2010
Jury Award best treatment, Cinema Planeta, Mexico 2010
Audience favorites Mixed Greens, Planet in Focus, Canada 2009
Open Eyes Award special mention, Medfilm Festival, Italy 2009,

Website:
www.newtonfilm.nl

Trailer:
http://newtonfilm.nl/films/a-blooming-business/

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