A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record. “Documentary” has been described as a “filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception” that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

Since the release of our first documentary Streetkids United II – The Girls From Rio (2015), a Netherlands-UK-Brazil co-production directed by Maria Clara (Brazil), JaJa Film Productions has developed a strong track record in sports documentaries with a social theme. With their background in sports and sport for development, producer-directors Jamillah van der Hulst and Conrad Alleblas bring experience and expertise to the table not only as filmmakers but also as experts in these areas.

Jamillah and Conrad are strong believers of the chances that sports offers to strengthen communities and individuals and to support social change. They have witnessed first-hand how sports can inspire and educate people of all ages and how it can contribute to improved health and social equality. Jamillah and Conrad want to make sports documentaries that are appealing to both sports followers and the general public.

The independently produced documentaries of JaJa Film Productions have been selected for over 70 film festivals, collecting 15 international awards. Besides film festivals the films have been screened in cinemas, aired on television and distributed through platforms like Netflix. Other co-productions and assigned productions were broadcasted by NTR (Dutch Public Broadcaster), TLC Benelux and Fox Sports/Fox Broadcasting Company to name a few.