“Calais: Welcome to the Jungle”

is a journalistic project
exploring the challenges of migration in the 21st century.

We produce articles, we make documentaries, we organize readings and discussions
and we present our findings in multi-media storytelling.
Whatever it takes.

All we want is to stimulate a rational and mature debate on complicated issues.

Maaike Engels and Teun Voeten, January 2016.

6 juli 2016 VARA NPO2 23:40 - 0:35

Broadcast on Dutch TV of the documentary
'Calais: Welcome to the jungle'

Calais Attack: 600k Hits

The Four Reasons

We have been criticized for putting the video clip from our attack online.
People told us it was an irresponsible act that would fuel right wing, anti-migrant sentiments.
However, we have a few sets of very specific reasons which we wish to make explicit here.

In The Press

  • premiere calais documentaire

    Wereldpremiere van de documentaire 'Calais: Welcome to the jungle' + nagesprek

    4 en 5 mei Read article
  • rtl nieuws calais

    Aangevallen door vluchtelingen: 'Ik heb die messentrekker een schop verkocht'

    RTL NIEUWS Read article
  • one world article calais

    Calais: een humanitaire ramp in slow motion

    One World Read article
  • huffington post article calais

    Journalist Publishes Shocking Footage Of Calais Attack 'To Show All Sides Of The Story'

    HuffingtonPost Read article
  • volkskrant artikel calais

    Nederlandse documentairemakers aangevallen door vluchtelingen

    de Volkskrant Read article
  • cultuurpers artikel calais

    Welcome to the Jungle: een catastrofale clusterfuck bij de Kanaaltunnel

    Cultuurpers Read article
  • nord littoral article calais

    Des journalistes agressés à la jungle

    Nord Littoral Read article
The only thing we hope for is

to stimulate a sophisticated, mature and realistic debate on migration. For this, we are making our documentary and write lengthy articles. The attack video turned out to be the perfect teaser.

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Teun Voeten

Teun Voeten studied cultural anthropology and philosophy. He has photographed conflicts worldwide since 1990. Voeten wrote books on the underground homeless in New York, the war in Sierra Leone and the drug violence in Mexico.

Maaike Engels

Maaike Engels graduated at the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam as an animator in 2001. Since then has has worked as a VJ, media-professional, art-director and video-artist, currently with a strong focus on concept & document.


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