Maarten Kal

Documentary and Commissioned Film

How Captain Longhair saved the world

documentary - director and cinematography

How Captain Longhair Saved the World is a mid-length Dutch documentary about the sailing cargo vessel Tres Hombres and her crew. Directed by Maarten Kal and Ina van Beek. HD, 42 minutes, English subtitles.

documentary, 42 minutes

How Captain Longhair saved the world

How Captain Longhair saved the world is a film about a man who wants to make a difference. When the big earthquake hits Haiti in January 12, 2010, Captain Arjen van der Veen decides to load his sailing cargo vessel Tres Hombres with aid supplies. He sets sail from Holland to cross the Atlantic with a crew of eleven, on a journey to help the people of Haiti. On board they bring a mix of aid supplies; pick axes, diapers, a scooter and even teddy bears. 'The people in Haiti need our goods, that’s why we have to sail as fast as possible’ Captain Arjen van der Veen tells his crew. But in the never-ending waters, boredoms strikes and the good intentions of their heroic mission elaborate in heated discussions about the nearing end of the world. Does the Captain know what he is fighting for?

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Credits

Directed by Maarten Kal and Ina van Beek
Camera Maarten Kal Sound Ina van Beek
Editor Willem de Groot Sound Design Kabir Janssen
Music Jeffrey van Rossum Translation Isabel Serval
Additional Camera Jaap Eelman and Jelle Thaysen
Color Correction Hendrik Wingelaar
Graphics Bart van den Aardweg and Len Rooth

screenings

There will be a screening of our film in Amsterdam at the cinema 16CC. The dates are:

  • November 8 - 19.00
  • November 15 - 21.30
  • November 22 - 19.00
  • November 29 - 21.30
Previewing the documentary with captain and crew of the Tres Hombres