This film is a portrait of Geert Hofstede, he tells us about his personal and professional life and reflects on the relationship between the two. He shares with us the experience of a lifetime, focusing on the past and including his ideas on modern developments.
This unprecedented access to Geert Hofstede and those close to him provided a full picture of how an engineer became one of the most controversial and quoted social scientists of our time. The film covers which factors led to the creation of a comprehensive cultural model that has driven discussion between researchers, educators, students and professionals around the world. It gives a full account of his motivations, drive and the challenges he had to overcome as his life’s work gained international acclaim as well as the effect it had on his personal and professional life.
The initiative for this important documentary was taken by the Geert Hofstede Consortium, itim International (now Hofstede Insights) and Sietar Netherlands in association with Siegmund Audiovisuele Produkties. These associates understood the significance of recording for posterity the story of this incredibly influential and respected international guru.
Made by award-winning filmmaker, Marcel Siegmund, a social filmmaker who has years of experience in capturing and conveying people’s stories so that they move the heart and draw the eyes and ears.
The documentary could not have made without the financial support of the sponsors, and we are very grateful to them for making it possible.
The initiative for the documentary was taken by the Geert Hofstede Consortium, itim International (now Hofstede Insights) and Sietar Netherlands in association with Siegmund Audiovisuele Produkties.
We could not have made the documentary without the financial support of the sponsors, and we are very grateful to them for making it possible.
As was agreed with him, the movie made in 2015, was to be publicly released after his passing.
Sietar, Siegmund Audiovisuele Produkties, The Hofstede Consortium, Culture at Work and itim International (now Hofstede Insights).
Sietar Europe, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Leeds Metropolitan University (UK), IULM University, Milano, Italy, Vilnius University, Lithuania, ITAP International, IACCP International Association of Cross Cultural Psychology, IBM, De Vonk Advies, Twist Consulting Group, MDB Group, Fernando Lanzer Pereira de Souza & Jussara Nunes Pereira de Souza, Hein Schreuder, Snow Culture & Communication, RusProject, DCMA Consultancy, SWEDECHRIS AB, OdaT Interculturele Communicatie, University of Maastricht, Jan Roelof Abbring,Academy of International Business (AIB), The Intercultural Institute of the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), Luzazultrainingen, Ibinet.
With the support of: University of Tartu, Estonia, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece