De lage landen

George Sluizer Short documentary - 1961 - 29 min.

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Short documentary about the development of the Netherlands, winning land from water in the past five centuries and the continuous battle waged by its inhabitants against the sea.

Impressive short documentary about the continuous and classical battle waged by the Dutch against the sea, incorporating photographs, animation and a fragment from Joris Ivens’ Zuiderzee. The Netherlands is threatened by water from all sides, which is why the country has built a great reputation in winning land from water. For his debut, George Sluizer was awarded the Silver Bear Extraordinary Prize of the Jury at the 1961 Berlin festival and a Dutch state prize. Also known as Land uit mensenhanden.

Credits

Director(s) George Sluizer
Producer(s) Piet van Moock
Director of Photography
Eddy van der Enden
Prosper Dekeukeleire
Henk Haselaar
Editing
Olga Servaas
Animation
Production Country
Netherlands