Gieljan Van Goethem is an educated photographer and is currently working as a freelance cameraman. Underneath his boyish nonchalance, he’s got the endurance of a bike racer and such an open view, he will get you up that mountain. And yes: his images are sharp.
Gieljan has been working on different kind of projects. Most of the time he films and edits reports of all kind of events like festivals and party’s. He makes trailers for theater productions, films soccer matches for national television, shoots music video clips and does even corporate video.
Basically he just loves filming and editing footage, but he’s always searching for the story behind it. If you can convince him you got a good story to tell, he will gladly help you out in any way he can.
In 2010, Gieljan joins the Redhorse Reporters collective which does journalistic work. They make reportages, documentaries and reports of human righs inspired topics. Check out their website: www.redhorse.tv
CHRISTMAS IN ZAHLE (DEC 2013)
Almost three years ago, hell broke loose in Syria. More than 770 000 (registered) refugees found shelter in Lebanon, the smallest neighboring country. One fifth of all people in Lebanon now consists of Syrian refugees. Contrary to other neighboring countries there are no official refugee camps and all humanitarian aid uses alternative ways to get there.
Cameraman Gieljan Van Goethem (27) and journalist Marijn Sillis (25) wanted to keep the Syrian crisis on the radar. During the Christmas period, they lived in and around the monastery of Zahle, an area with 79 000 people on a stone’s throw from Beirut and the Syrian border. It’s being flooded by refugees. Living in tents or in slums.
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All pictures by Gieljan Van Goethem & Marijn Sillis