Jef Boes has been interested in the United States since forever. In 2012, he captured the election battle between Romney and Obama. That same year, he collaborated on the documentary ‘Voices from Iowa’ in which ‘the average American’ tells his story. These two stories make up American Identities I. Four years later, Donald Trump took on the presidency. Jef went on a road trip through Trumpland to find out more about the Trump supporters. This resulted in American Identities II and the documentary ‘The Trump Climax’. This year, it has been exactly one year since Donald Trump became president of the USA. A lot has happened, and so Jef went out to see if the residents had changed their mind about electing him. The photographs of this trip make up American Identities III and the documentary goes by the name ‘The Good President’. Photography and direction by our very own Jef Boes.
Interested to find out more? Yes you can! On April 10th, Dutchies can visit Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam to hear Jef’s story firsthand, and later in Spring, the expo will travel to Belgium (more info soon).
Photographer & Director: Jef Boes
DOP: Tiele Mulier
1st Camera: Tiele Mulier
2nd Camera: Jan Opdekamp
Editor: Joris Willems
Sound Engineer: Thomas Houthaven
Music: Matthias de Craene and NORDMANN
Creative Director: Tom Willems
Executive Producers: Lies Muys and Jordy Weyers
Production: Initials LA, Various Films and Caviar