Blood Brothers
Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers

Director Kees Schaap

Production year 2015

Length 45min.

Country The Netherlands


Turkish-Dutch journalist Sinan Can and the Armenian-Dutch musical theatre actor Ara Halici research how their families were involved in the Turkish mass-murder of the Armenians one hundred years ago. In a six part documentary-roadmovie Sinan and Ara undertake a trip through Turkey and Armenia, from Istanbul to Jerevan.


Kees Schaap
Kees Schaap



Anja van Oostrom


Kees Schaap

Director of Photography

Adri Schrover

Production designer

Christian Schinkel, Cathleen van den Akker

Music by

Julliet Koopman, Sander Koopman


Benny Jansen


JP Luijsterburg


Ara Halici, Sinan Can

Production company(ies)

Vara Post box 175, 1200 AD Hilversum The Netherlands

Kees Schaap

Kees Schaap started his career as a filmmaker in the end of the 1980, making independent documentaries, mostly about about the Middle East. Since 1996 he works primarily for dutch public television as a documentary filmmaker. From 1999 until 2009 he directed journalistic documentaries for the celebrated dutch program Zembla. From that time on, he makes documentary series many of which have been awarded in Europe and the Netherlands.


erry to Holland (2010, Co-dir.: Fidan Ekiz), 9/11, the day the world changed (2011), Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (2012), Bandidos (2014), Blood Brothers (2015)

FILMS 2015