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Griselda Molemans Long documentary - 2017 - 74 min.

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The 94-year-old Daniël Cordus, born in the Dutch East Indies, is the grandson of an African warrior who was recruited in 1837 for the Royal Dutch East-Indian Army (KNIL). 'Belanda hitam', black Dutchmen, these African KNIL soldiers were called. Their loyalty to the Dutch throne had repercussions: during the Japanese occupation, they were set to work as forced labourers. It took more than seventy years before their sacrifices were acknowledged. Griselda Molemans previously wrote a book on the subject.
This film is part of the Golden Calf Competition, but is not screened at NFF 2018.


Director(s) Griselda Molemans
Producer(s) Griselda Molemans
Production Company Quasar Docs
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