Houses Of Darkness
Instagram based documentary
An instagram-based documentary about family secrets and the legacy of WWII
This is the story of a man named Gerrit Jongsma. He was a Jew hunter and a member of the Dutch SS. And he was also my great-grandfather. But until recently, I’d never even heard his name.”
These words kick off His Name Is My Name, a groundbreaking Instagram documentary that puts the family history of Jongsma + O’Neill co-founder Eline Jongsma front and center.
In a narrative that unfolds across ten animated chapters and an AR experience, Eline and her partner Kel O’Neill set off to find the true story of her great-grandfather’s crimes. Along the way they explore the complexities of generational trauma and enduring wounds of fascism—and discover satellite telescopes, hidden mushroom colonies and a family story that stretches from the Netherlands to Indonesia and back again.
Use highly-personal storytelling (and a highly-accessible platform) to make WWII-era history vivid and alive to a young generation.
Series creators; directors; writers; producers
Launching July 8 at @hisnamemyname on Instagram
His Name Is My Name on Instagram
Watch His Name Is My Name’s 10 episodes on Instagram