Jammerdal

Joost Seelen Short documentary - 1996 - 43 min.

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Short documentary about the commotion accompanying plans to build a motorway through the North Limburg nature reserve Jammerdal (Valley of Tears). The area gets its name from the fact that a man once digging a deep well was buried under sand shouting and screaming. Years later, despite formal protests from environmentalists, a spade was again dug into the ground. Only a single man refused to bow. A documentary about anger, impotence and acceptance.

Credits

Director(s) Joost Seelen
Script Joost Seelen
Producer(s) Annemiek van der Zanden
Production Company
Director of Photography
Editing
Erik van de Belt
Sound on Set
Music
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands