Ons moederland

Shamira Raphaƫla Long documentary - 2019 - 73 min.
Twelve plus
Discrimination
Foul language

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Ons moederland is a portrait of Constant Kusters, a devoted family man and the figurehead of the far-right Nederlandse Volks Unie. But this film is not just about him; it is about all of us. About where we come from and where we want to go as a society.

Constant Kusters is the controversial political leader of the extreme right Nederlandse Volks Unie. Portraying his daily life, Ons moederland paints a picture of Dutch society and its attitude towards ‘the stranger’ through the centuries. Incorporating historical Dutch archive footage and intimate scenes in the far-right milieu, this documentary shows a politician who is pleased to see that his ideas penetrate the establishment ever further. In the process, the film holds up a mirror to the viewer. To what extent is our national history a breeding ground for the current fear of newcomers? 

Credits

Director(s) Shamira Raphaƫla
Production Company Tangerine Tree
Executive Producer
Koosje de Pooter
Kiyomi Molin
Director of Photography
Editing
Sound Design
Sound on Set
TV Company
Production Country
Netherlands