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…

Happy New Year

We want to wish the Indo community a wonderful New Year! Our 2013 New Year’s wish is that together: 1.      we continue to uphold and honor the legacy of our parents and grandparents by actively keeping Indo culture and history alive through education and raising awareness. 2. we show the world that there is strength and…