ABOUT ZARAI

Zarai Media Productions is the media production company of Maurice Chayut, founded in 1983 in New York and since 2011 based in the Netherlands.

 

Zarai creates stories in moving images and words:  documentaries primarily for national and international television broadcast and commissioned films for companies, non-profit organizations and individuals.

 

WHAT WE DO

CO-PRODUCTIONS

We are always interested in pursuing collaborations on documentary projects. You are welcome to contact us if you have an interesting idea for co-production.

 

COMMISSIONED FILMS

Zarai Media Productions distinguish it selves by its broad interest, solid knowledge, research qualities and long-term experience. We are dedicated to storytelling and know how to turn stories into great films. Our specialty is to combine words and images and the mix of film and still photography.

 

We create our film productions with a team of experienced filmmakers, still photographers, editors, musicians and graphic designers.

 

Zarai makes films for companies, non-profit organizations and individuals. These works include corporate films, promotion films, informative films, documentaries and portraits.

 

PRODUCTION SERVICES

Zarai Media Productions has an extensive network and experience in all facets of producing and working on international locations with international crew members.

 

Zarai provides services in the field of: research for project-content and production, (script-) development, project planning and budgeting,  film crew and equipment, editing and post production.

 

WESTERN EUROPE IN CONFUSION

Documentary about the integration of the second generation Muslims in Western Europe. The film investigates the success and the failure of the multiculturalism in the Netherlands, France, Germany, England and Belgium.

 

It shows the struggles and experiences of immigrant children growing up in Western Europe. Problems of discrimination, racism, acceptance, identity crisis and the drift of some to find Islam as an identity and the effects of 9/11 are important parts of the discussions.

 

THE RISE OF THE NEW ANTISEMITISM IN EUROPE

Documentary (55 minutes) about the rise of the new antisemitism in Europe.

 

WHILE YOU ARE ASLEEP

A visual documentation of industries and people working at night in the IJmond area.

 

DOCUMENTARIES

Zarai Media Productions produces and direct documentaries and short films showcasing social and political relevant themes and cultural in-depth stories, blending the best journalism investigation with narrative film making.  Our aim is to create compelling visual stories that provoke thought and debate.

 

Zarai explores stories behind the news that complete the picture of events taking place around the world today. From investigative reporting and social political affairs - both from a current and historical perspective – to biographies of people and  cultural in-depth stories

 

Zarai's productions are primarily made for national and international broadcasters.

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

MAURICE CHAYUT

Maurice studied film in Tel Aviv and New York. Established in 1983 his production company in New York and started an intensive collaboration with Ofra Bikel; one of America's leading journalists. Together they made over 20 documentaries for the PBS flagship current affairs series ‘Frontline’.

 

Their subjects ranged from international social political affairs to the investigation of the US criminal justice system. The material was broadcasted around the world, and continues to remain in libraries and educational institutions worldwide.

 

Numerous productions won notable recognition including 6 Emmy awards and other prestigious awards.

 

Since 2011 Maurice works from the Netherlands. With his inter-cultural background, solid knowledge, long-term experience and proven craftsmanship he is dedicated to projects that complete the picture of events taking place around the from a political, social and cultural perspective.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

A glimpse on thirty years film making

CONTACT

For more information about our services or any other inquiries, you are very much welcome to contact us.

 

 

Zarai Media Productions

Ver Loren van Themaatlaan 10

1981 EC  Velsen Zuid

The Netherlands

 

Phone: +31 (0)6 22635063

Email: maurice@zaraimediaproductions.com

Skype: zaraimediaproductions

 

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