Mirka Duijn

About Mirka Duijn

Mirka Duijn is a senior lecturer in film at HDK-Valand, Gothenburg University. She is also a filmmaker with experience in various film forms, including documentary, fiction, interactive, VR, and experimental film. Mirka is particularly interested in myth-making and the mediation of place and identity. Her work often involves archives and archival material, where she renegotiates historical narratives.

In 2004, Mirka initiated her career at the Dutch broadcasting station VPRO Digitaal / 3VOOR12, exploring interactive and pervasive media for web and TV. Since 2008, she has focused on writing and directing films, spanning fiction, documentary, and various experimental projects. Notably, the interactive documentary Last Hijack Interactive, exploring piracy in Somalia, earned her an Emmy Award for Best Interactive Documentary in 2015. The Industry, another interactive documentary delving into the illicit drug industry in the Netherlands, was launched in 2018 and received a Peabody Award the same year.

Mirka's most recent film, "Shangri-La, Paradise under Construction" (2022-2023), created in collaboration with Nina Spiering, is currently gaining international recognition through distribution on TV (SVT in Sweden), in cinemas, and on various VOD platforms.