Rieneke Van Santen

Rieneke is a Dutch/American media professional and advocate specialized in independent journalism within repressed societies. Her work as a media non-profit consultant has covered countries such as Iran, Sudan, Azerbaijan, Russia, Tanzania, Uganda, Egypt and the Pacific region. She produced several human rights films for a Persian journalism platform where she was acting as Executive Director, prior to founding Dendezo Media Support & Productions in 2019. She was selected for CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator 2021 and Movies that Matter Impact Pitches 2022 with her feature documentary Sānsūr, which is in the NFF Gouden Kalf competition´23 and won her the Best Producer Award with the LA Independent Women Film Awards. Her film 24 STRONG as a first time director got selected for the local Eurodoc Film Lab in 2022 and Esodoc 2023. She is a published writer, communication lecturer and holds a MA degree in International Development from the University of Manchester.

Project: 24 Strong