Een Groen Herstel [A Green Recovery] is an ethnographic film about the LOP (Landscape Maintenance Project) of GGZ Rivierduinen. It follows the story of Chris alongside the work this group does. This project was started for young people with mental issues. While working with the group the members learn to work together with their colleagues, have structure in their lives and have responsibilities. While working for big organisations such as Staatsbosbeheer and Zuid-Hollands Landschap, the group needs to fulfil tasks in order to maintain the landscape. This includes cutting and winching trees, but also putting up fences and collecting garbage. The film is not situated in one place and explores both the group as the different nature-landscapes of the Netherlands. From dunes to meadows and from private estates to forests. Chris who is recovering from a psychosis tells his story and Liesbeth the activity counsellor tells how everything works.
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Max Kortekaas is a young visual anthropologist from the Netherlands. He is based in Leiden, where he has finished both his bachelor as master in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sciences. With Max being a mixture of open-mindedness and creativity, with a combination of energy and adrenaline always makes up for in-depth relations and beautiful stories.