Some of saskia's films
Saskia’s camera is close to the people who tell their stories. Hidden truths and unexpected twists are unveiled. Their vigilance and bravery inspire, .. but most of all confronts us with our own inner fears and fixed ideas.
A Fools Paradise
Stories of identity and belonging against a backdrop of racisme and social economic turmoil in South Africa.
Letters to Zohra
Anti -apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, Nelson Mandela’s advisor and friend.
Delving into the unknown. Collaboration with Roger Ballen.
Across the Border
The South African Border War during the 70’s and 80’s, death squads and war veterans suffering from PTSD.
Leaving Mandela Park
A story of children’s dreams and their endeavour to escape poverty through music and dans in South Africa.
Experimental film in collaboration with Roger Ballen
A story of a rapidly increasing group, the poor whites in South Africa, people who live out of sight, in silence, and in shame.
Out of Eden
With bow and arrow the San bushman enter the 20th Century claiming their land that was taken away from them.
The story of the new black middle class in South Africa.
The Train to Havana,
Stories of love and revolution in Cuba.
Bijlmer Bajes Blues
Inmates tell of their dream while stuck in prison.
What a Beautiful World
Personal documentary on single-parenthood.