Amsterdam, 20 July 2017—The Holy Road, an interactive web documentary for which Scrollytelling did the development, is selected for the L’OR Gouden Kalf Competitie during the 37th edition of the Nederlands Film Festival (NFF). The Netherlands Film Film Festival is both the home of Dutch cinema and the leading platform for our national film culture. The Holy Road is a confrontational road trip through the occupied area, with stories of Israeli and Palestinian residents.

2017 Netherlands Film Festival Official Selection 2017

The Holy Road takes you on a road trip through the West Bank on Route 60. This road is also called the ‘holiest road in the world’ because of the many religious highlights for Christians, Muslims and Jews. Others see it as the ‘occupier road’ connecting the illegal settlements. In The Holy Road, the viewer is already intercepted about the contested route 60. Using seven multimedia stories, it gives insight into the impact of the occupation on the daily lives of people living here. Of the Jewish settlers in Kiryat Arba, whose 13-year-old daughter was killed by a Palestinian. Butcher Rami, who receives both Israelis and Palestinians in his shop. To stone thrower Tito, demonstrating this week in the week against the Israeli army.

The Holy Road is a production of Prospektor in collaboration with Dirk-Jan Visser and Derk Walters. Development by Scrollytelling. Financially made possible by the Film Fund, Stimulation Fund Creative Industry and Free Press Unlimited.

About Scrollytelling

Scrollytelling enables storytellers to create online stories. We do this using our Software-as-a-Service which is offered in the form of a subscription. To our customers, we offer unprovoked editorial feedback, ensuring all stories are told in the most appealing way.

The company launched in January 2016. Its founders Martijn van Tol and Joost Baaij are an unstoppable internet storytelling engine. Or a tank, maybe. Since launch, they have reached over 4 million souls worldwide. On average, one story is created every day. Most stories have images, words and video and a great many have background audio tracks too. The only limit is in the imagination of the storyteller. Visit the contact page if you want to reach out to us.