Reel Time Film Series

Residents of Holland  travel the world from the comfort of their own homes thanks to this free, virtual film series hosted by the City of Holland’s International Relations Commission (IRC). The annual Reel Time Film Series features documentaries run in November, December, and January and feature follow-up live Q&A with the filmmakers. Our Reel Time Film Series for 2020 has concluded but you can check out the selections below and access them through the links provided. 

Our 2021 Reel Time Film Series will start in November, 2021. Sign up here to receive information once it's available. 

Pad Yatra 

PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey (2012) 

Available on Good Docs

This award-winning documentary weaves ancient Buddhist spiritual traditions, global environmentalism, and Tibetan and Himalayan culture. Viewers join the adventure of 700 people trekking across the Himalayas with a call to save the planet’s “3rd Pole,” a glacial region now devastated by the climate chaos associated with global warming. Shot with solar power PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey gives unprecedented access into religious communities rarely seen on film. Running time 1h 10min. 

Street Food: Asia

Street Food Asia (2019) 

Still Available on Netflix 

From the creators of Chef’s Table, Street Food brings viewers to some of the world's most vibrant cities, where the rich culture of street food is explored. From the hawker stalls of Singapore to the food carts of India, this nine-episode series highlights the stories of perseverance and culture that bring life to the cuisines of Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea and Vietnam. Nine episodes, approximately 30 minutes each. 

Angels Are Made of Light

Angels are Made of Light (2018) 

Available on Grasshopper Film

A stirring and beautiful documentary from Academy Award-nominated director James Longley (Iraq in Fragments), Angels Are Made of Light traces the lives of young students and their teachers at a school in the old city of Kabul. Interweaving the modern history of Afghanistan with present-day portraits, the film offers an intimate and nuanced vision of a society living in the shadow of war. Running time: 1h 57min.