MR. PASSAGE INTERVIEW
Dirk van der Kooy goes back to the Dutch East Indies for another five year stint as the administrator of a sugar factory. His second wife Betje unexpectedly finds she can sell her little shop and decides to join him. Once there, she finds it hard to adjust and the fact that Dirk has a daughter from an earlier marriage to a Javanese woman makes it all the more difficult for Betje. There are rows and misunderstandings galore but finally Dirk and Betje kiss and make up and daughter Dolly marries her adored assistant administrator. | The film is set mostly in the Dutch East Indies but was largely filmed at the Cinetone Studios in Duivendrecht.
An idealistic Dutch colonial officer posted to Indonesia in the 19th century is convinced that he can make the kinds of changes that will actually help the local people he is in charge of, but circumstances soon make him realise just how out of touch he really is, and it doesn’t take long for things to go from bad to worse.
(Dutch: Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche handelsmaatschappij) is a 1976 Dutch drama film directed by Fons Rademakers, based on the 1860 novel Max Havelaar by Multatuli. It was the country’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 49th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
EDUARD DOUWES DEKKER (2 March 1820 – 19 February 1887), better known by his pen name Multatuli (from Latin multa tulī, “I have suffered much”), was a Dutch writer best known for his satirical novel Max Havelaar (1860), which denounced the abuses of colonialism in the Dutch East Indies (today’s Indonesia). He is considered one of the Netherlands’ greatest authors.
A TIME TO REMEMBER – Tropic of Emerald
The turbulent decade from 1939 till 1949 in the former DEI depicted in a dramatic movie of a man and a woman with news reel footage of that period inserted to time stamped the timeline of the story. A Dutchman falls in love with a married Indonesian woman on an East Indies plantation during de-colonization.
Documentary about the former colony of the Dutch East Indies. The presence of the Dutch in what is now called Indonesia goes back more than three centuries. The colonial past has left its traces there, but also in the Netherlands. Not least in the collective memories of both peoples. Dutch memories of the colonial era in the Dutch East Indies are often drenched in nostalgia and melancholy, waving palms and the gamelan. The triptych Formerly the Dutch East Indies shows that reality was often different. The documentary focuses on the colonial past, the turbulent struggle for independence in the years ’45 -’49 and the relationship between the Dutch and Indonesians to this day.
SJORS VAN DER PANNE.
The Dutch Indo singer Sjors vd Panne visiting Dutch cemeteries in Indonesia maintained by the Oorlogs Graven Stichting. Foundation of war cemeteries.
The story of a Dutch KNIL officer, disguised in an English uniform, 10 Gurkhas, using a Stewart Tank in a daring rescue of 2384 Dutch citizens from a “pemuda” prison in Surabaya in 1945 fighting 100 heavily armed guards saving the prisoners as they were about to be poisoned en masse.
WAT KOMEN JULLIE HIER DOEN?
What are you doing here? The unwelcome question posed to Indos and Ambonese by the Dutch when they arrived in the Netherlands.
INDO ELDERLY IN BANDUNG
The forgotten elderly Indos in Bandung who for different reason did not join the Indo exodus to the Netherlands and are now living under difficult conditions. They are being supported by private organizations in the Netherlands and California.
THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS.
Rise and fall of the Dutch East Indies. The diaspora of the Indos.
Two Dutch POW’s surviving and recounting the A-Bomb on Nagasaki.
SHOCKING STORY OF DUTCH WAR VETERAN IN INDONESIA.
WHEN THE DUTCH RULED THE WORLD.
Rise and fall of the Dutch East India Company VOC
DUTCH-INDOS THE LAST GENERATION.