Justice for Sergei
is produced by ICU Documentaries, the company of independent Dutch filmmakers Hans Hermans and Martin Maat. They have been working for Dutch Public Television since 1995. Hans Hermans and Martin Maat have produced acclaimed documentary films such as Pyongyang Crescendo
and Sarajevo Revisited
for an international audience.
The directors came across the story of Sergei Magnitsky while researching the 50-minute documentary Our friend Putin
for the leading Dutch investigative journalism program KRO Reporter.
Touched by the horrific ordeal of Mr. Magnitsky, they decided to produce a full documentary on what happened to him after he uncovered the largest tax fraud in Russian history. Justice for Sergei was shot in HD on location in London and Moscow.
A full filmography of Martin Maat
can be found here
A full filmography of Hans Hermans
can be found here
While on assignment, Hans regularly writes updates on Twitter
and he is available through LinkedIn
Our most recent project is the 4-episode documentary series Varia Americana
. Hermans and Maat have been travelling in the footsteps of famous Dutch statesman Abraham Kuyper who travelled through the United States in 1898. In each episode the directors examine the interfaces between Kuyper's analysis in the past and urgent developments in the present. The first episode aired this year on May 11, at the second channel of Dutch Public Television (NPO2).
is a sequel to the 8-episode documentary series Around the Mediterranean Sea
(Om de Oude Wereldzee). Famous Dutch statesman Abraham Kuyper travelled through 16 countries around the Mediterranean in 1905. Kuyper was fascinated by the rise of Islam and wondered what consequences this might have for Europe.
Other recent projects of ICU Documentaries include the three part documentary series The Wilders Trial
(Het Proces Wilders), a revealing insiders account of the lawsuit against Dutch politician Mr. Geert Wildes and the documentary series Kidnapped in…
(Gegijzeld) for Dutch Public Broadcaster IKON. A series of first hand oral history accounts
of people who have been kidnapped in countries like Yemen, Indonesia, Colombia and Afghanistan.
Below is a list of crew-members of Justice for Sergei:
Voice of Sergei:
Hans Hermans & Martin Maat
Tijn van Neerven
Tony Overwater & Maarten Ornstein
Ronald van Dieren