Anthropologist-filmmaker and educator. Curious, grounded, agile and gutsy. Always looking for new forms, be it in documentary film, creative research, or any project:
‘…challenging habitual ways of perceiving through innovative approaches…’
Coaches with empathy, a keen eye, open mind, sense of humour, and a sharp tongue if necessary. Independent thinker and team player.
JP @ SoundImageCulture
JP @ Leiden University
JP @ Stichting docuprins
Janine Prins graduated from the National Film and Television School in England as documentary filmmaker (1990-94) after she obtained a masters degree (drs.) from Leiden University as visual anthropologist in 1986.
She worked for television companies in various capacities, yet prefers to operate as independent visual anthropologist, currently presenting the multi screen immersive installation 'Legacy of silence" using her own colonial cultural (in)tangible heritage.
The project builds on participation in RICHES, an ERC academic research project on 21st century cultural heritage, together with Waag Society medialab, and the Dutch National Museum of Ethnology; in particular one case study involving co-creation and design thinking.
In 2007 the Erasmus Euromedia Sponsorship Award was received for 'Expeditie Europa’, an innovative crossmedia project for Dutch daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad, co-authored with Hans Beerekamp.
As self-employed education professional regular customers include Leiden University, Utrecht School of the Arts, Stenden University, and the Nederlands Film Academy. Janine Prins is registered in the Dutch national education professionals database CRKBO.