"The idea first came to me when I looked out of my window one morning,
seeing how beautiful the morning light reflected in the water and on the
boat located directly opposite my house in the canal. I wanted to do
something with this. Secondly, I went and cycled in neighbourhoods where
I normally don't go and I realized that most people on the street were
not white. I had the feeling I had entered a different city, another
country. I realized that one is ready to go along any path, take any
side street when one is on vacation, but one is less likely to deviate
from one's routine in one's home town."
Johan van der Keuken talked about his documentary "Amsterdam Global Village"