The Indo Project Video Workshop.

Conducted by Videographer Ben von Stockhausen   Sign Up For a Free One-Day Workshop   INTRODUCTION The collection of personal stories from the elders in our community is one of the main initiatives of The Indo Project.  Personal historical diaries bring Indo History to life.  We encourage Indo families to create their own extended family…

Keep the Tropenmuseum Open.

For those of you not in the know, the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam and the Royal Tropical Institute house a plethora of displays and information about the former Dutch East Indies.  This has everything to do with our heritage as Indo’s. The fact that the Dutch government has announced severe budget cuts jeopardizes the continuing existence…

Film Raw Herring – World Premiere in NY.

By Margaret Laurens Dutch filmmakers Hetty Naaijkens Retel Helmrich and Leonard Retel Helmrich were in New York at the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, April 18,2013 to attend the World Premiere of their first collaborative directorial effort, “RAW HERRING” (or as it is called under its Dutch title, “NIEUWE HARING”).  The film is an intimate look at…

FROM STOWAWAY TO NAVAL CADET.

By Walter Ben von Stockhausen, April 2013 In the period of 1957-1958, a major migration of Dutch Indonesians from Indonesia to the Netherlands took place.  The major cause for this was the worsening political climate for the Dutch and Dutch Indonesians living in Indonesia primarily orchestrated by the first president Sukarno who felt that the…