Ibiza Occident is the title of a lively documentary and portrait of the Spanish island Ibiza in which music and different artforms try to merge together and the story of the different lives of artists and performers is told in relation with times passing on the island. The Balearic island in the Mediterranian is foremost known for the party and music scene and its free drugs and sex culture, but some of the leading characters in the documentary will show other faces and facets of it. We sat in the studio with director Gunter Swaiger and had him unwrap some of the ideas that lay behind the creation of Ibiza Occident.
About the author: Aleph Studied Film Direction, Camera, Photography and Languages in The Netherlands and Belgium. Became a multilingual journalist and writer with a pen and camera in 2001 and traveled. Wrote and writes for various international magazines and newspapers. Runs a studio for video production in Amsterdam with his partner. Loves the long and heavy click of an old analog SLR camera, the intensity of conducting face to face interviews and tonic on a terrace in Paris. Initiated CULTJA in 2011.