Joost van der Wiel is a Dutch documentary director and cameraman based in Tel Aviv – Jaffa.

Available for documentary and media projects in the Middle East.


The 60-year-old Nils has turned his back on society and has taken his refuge in a small wooden cabin in the mountains of Norway. Despite his attempt to distance himself from the world, Nils brought his cellphone and is confronted with his urge to have contact with others.

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Camera work for news media

Currently working for SRF (Switzerland), GloboNews (Brazil), Deutsche Welle (Germany), NOS and Nieuwsuur (Netherlands) covering the Gaza war.

Films with heart and soul.

I, Joost van der Wiel, was born on December 4, 1983. On the same day as legendary goalkeeper Jean Marie Pfaff, rapper Jay Z and historian Geert Mak. A brief exposition of this apparent coincidence.