Luciano Balestra (23), one of the best freerunners of the Netherlands, takes us to the beautiful Diamond neighbourhood in Amsterdam. Luciano uses the city as his playground. Playing with natural obstacles he moves from one point to the other as quickly and athletic as possible. Overcoming obstacles, perseverance and not giving in to his fears.
|Date||3 May 2019|
These values in freerunning are the same in people's daily lives, overcoming problems and playing the heroic role in your own life story. Against the backdrop of ‘Amsterdam School’ Architecture in the Diamond neighbourhood, we meet the inhabitants of the neighbourhood and hear their stories. These personal stories together form a good insight into the history and daily life within this beautiful Diamond district of Amsterdam.
On 3 May, the Centre for Urban Studies in collaboration with Pakhuis de Zwijger is screening Amsterdam Heroes; a documentary on heroism and freedom. In this movie, director Julia Strijland tells the stories of the 'real' Amsterdam heroes: the inhabitants of the Diamond district in Amsterdam. The Urban Movies night will be opened by a Centre for Urban Studies expert on the themes of neighbourhood belonging and sense of community. After the movie there will be a Q&A session with the director, the CUS expert and residents from the neighbourhood surrounding themes such as neighbourhood belonging, urban tranformation and sense of community.
21.30 Q&A moderated by Francesca Ranalli
Studio at Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 179
1019 HC Amsterdam
This series features documentaries about urbanism, suburbia, and issues that cities and urban areas around the globe face. Each edition has a different theme and during every edition the screening of the documentary will be complemented by a Q&A with the makers, a debate with experts around the themes addressed in the movie, a book presentation and/or a lecture by an international guest.