POW!WOW! Festival 2019

POW!WOW! Rotterdam (2019) An Ode to the Southside

Short documentary

A rhythmic recap of worlds biggest street-art festival: POW!WOW! that originally started in Hawaii but quickly broadened its roots to places as Los Angeles, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and since 2018, included also Rotterdam.

This year the ‘Afrikaanderwijk’ in Rotterdam was transformed into an open-air art gallery. Further on the film is inspired through the words of spoken-word artist Be Romy, born and raised in the South of Rotterdam: thus, An Ode to the Southside.

Commissioned by



Director of photography
Spoken word

Arjen van Doezelaar
Guido F.G. Jeurissen
Lawrence Lee
Be Romy