Watch the Classic Dutch Documentary ‘The Voice of the Water’

Doc Alliance

The latest curated event from our friends at Doc Alliance is called “Sail the Documentary Waters!” and there are some really great films available through this program. This week, they’re able to offer four of the titles to stream for free and then have included four more that cost a low rental fee.

The latter group consists of such essentials as Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel’s Leviathan, J.P. Sniadecki’s The Yellow Bank, Gianfranco Rosi’s Boatman and Vitaliy Manskiy’s Broadway, Black Sea. You can also sign up for a subscription to Doc Alliance and watch all of these and more for even less.

The freebies this week are also all necessary documentaries. There’s Sniadecki’s Songhua, Laila Pakalnina’s The Ferry, Pedro Neves’s Cold Water and going back a few more decades, the Dutch classic The Voice of the Water. The last film, which turns 50 years old this year, is by Oscar winner (and two additional times nominee) Bert Haanstra, whose centennial we celebrate next month.

We’re also happy to be able to host the free stream of The Voice of the Water on Nonfics. I hope you like water, because there is a lot of it in this 1966 documentary honoring the wet landscape of the Netherlands and its many aquatic activities, both professional and recreational. Watch it below at no cost through Sunday, April 10th.

(Editor in Chief)

Christopher Campbell is the founding editor of Nonfics.