A director / writer / producer with vast international experience, DIRK VAN DEN BERG specializes in complex subjects from difficult territories that have an impact on the world.
Dirk's 2019 international feature "1979 BIG BANG OF THE PRESENT" is roller-coaster documentary about the pivotal events and protagonists that in 1979 gave birth to our present time. The film was co-produced by Dirk's OUTREMER FILM and Pascal Verroust's Paris-based K2 PRODUCTIONS, and co-financed by ARTE, RBB, TVP Poland, ORF and NRK. It is already distributed in more than two dozen countries by Cologne-based world-sales NEW DOCS. For more details: http://1979bigbang.com
In 2018 Dirk directed the critically-acclaimed investigative documentary "1979 THE SIEGE OF MECCA". Five years in the making, "MECCA" dives into Arabia's darkest secret and greatest taboo: the hijacking of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Islam's holiest shrine, that ultimately marked the beginning of religiously motivated Islamist terrorism as we know it today. Produced jointly by OUTREMER FILM and K2-PRODUCTIONS, the film is supported by ARTE France, NDR, WDR, HR, RBB, ORF, FFHSH Hamburg Film Found and INA France; PBS International handles world sales. For more details: http://mecca1979.com
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