With particular alertness to trivialities,
director Karel Doing made a documentary poem about the city of Rotterdam
and its inhabitants.
In a series of contrasting black-and-white images, Doing observes the people,
roads and buildings that jointly determine the atmosphere of a continually
changing multicultural city. Travelling by car, train or subway, Doing sees the aesthetics of a garbage
incinerator just as well as that of a traffic junction. When pointing his
camera at the motorway, a slow curve becomes a swirling interplay of lines.
In the city, he silently follows a few citizens trying to find their way
among the high-rise buildings of Rotterdam.
Images of a Moving City is like a visit to Rotterdam, with enough time to
wonder where everybody is coming from and where everybody is going.
Herman de Wit