LENNOX SCHMIDT

BIMS

The musical performance BIMS is a mix of film, theater and musical. A coming of age story about a group of Surinamese-Dutch young people living in Amsterdam Southeast (nicknamed the BIMS), fighting against gentrification and racism.
BIMS tells the story of four young people who talk to each other from the balcony of their flat during curfew about what it was like growing up in the Bijlmer. It is a hymn to a long-maligned part of the city where different cultures found a safe place next to each other over the course of fifty years. Welcome to the BIMS.