Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.


William Butler Yeats




Video for Development produces films with a focus on social issues and projects that offer people opportunities to develop themselves.

Although visual communication on the progress of your project is crucial, a professional approach is often lacking or too expensive

Video for Development can help you fill that gap.

Video for Development works for NGO’s, non-profit organisations, governments and companies.

Video for Development is the company of Esther Janmaat.
She works as a director and camerajournalist for different tv channels and social organisations for 15 years.

She worked in India, South-East Asia, Europe, South-America, Africa and lived in Nepal, Argentina and England.
Currently she lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

At this moment Esther Janmaat combines her work for Video for Development with directing and camera-journalism for a variety of succesful tv- programmes and the internet.

Esther Janmaat worked for: Kro, Ncrv, Llink, Amnesty International, Refugee Foundation, Foundation Holy, Nots, Bosch Film-Province of Flevoland,etc

Video for Development is used as an important tool for:

  • Fundraising: well-made films will yield more donations
  • Broadcasts on TV/ Internet/Website
  • Transparency: you can show how the money of your organisation is spent
  • Impact: images say much more than numbers
  • Education: explaining your projects and work to the public
  • Training your own people
  • Corporate film
  • Fairs, events and conferences