Real Stories. Real People.

Portraits of a City









Our Story.

We make short films about real people, our project is formed by the people, by the place, and by it’s stories. That’s what we love about it. We love to show these personal portraits of people and therefore understand each other better, with the goal of connecting the world and creating awareness through our videos.

Portraits of a City produces short documentaries that tell the stories of people living in Amsterdam, Buenos Aires and Lesvos. Our mission is to inspire others by showing extraordinary stories of normal people. We believe that we are all people with different life circumstances but often with similar challenges and dreams. By portraying their stories we create awareness and connection. Without any pretentious to make neither extraordinary nor special videos, Portraits of a city simply aims to show what it is that makes people unique and authentic, their way of living, and to transmit what happens to them. Some stories came out of a simple conversation, in others we knew what we where looking for. But what happened, in all cases, is that we could never predict the outcome. The story could appear in small details, in hidden reactions. We were looking for a story, and we always went away with a better one.

Featured Videos

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Ghino, more than a Muay Thai fighter.

Meet Ghino. As part of the Amsterdam series: We get a quick peek into the…
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Parisa and the love for pastry

Parisa’s passion for baking is as strong as her love for her family and husband.…
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Emanuel the singer

Emanuel is 14 years old and knows best what happens under the street of Buenos…

What we believe in


Our videos are educational. Please meet people and be inspired from all over the world.


We believe in the empowerment of individuals, our videos connect people.

Ordinary people

We show ordinary people. It could be you right?

Our goal

Why we do this? To create awareness and make humans a bit nicer.

It feels like touching the sky with your hands and drinking tea with ‘God’.