Rivierenbuurt - het gelijk van Berlage

Jan Wiegel Long documentary - 1995 - 64 min.

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Documentary by the late Jan Wiegel about the Rivierenbuurt in South Amsterdam. This area is the centre of gravity of the South Plan, developed by the architect Berlage at the turn of the twentieth century. Jan Wiegel was born in 1929 in this area and spent his youth there. In World War II he saw the Germans move into the area and he witnessed their round-ups. Ever since, Berlage's wonderful fa├žades have been partly hidden by a veil. A neighbourhood is more than just bricks and mortar. Sixty years later, Wiegel returned to the Rivierenbuurt. He looked at how the area, Berlage's plan, influenced him and talks to inhabitants including actors and the last mayor of Amsterdam.


Director(s) Jan Wiegel
Producer(s) Jan Wiegel
Production Company Uni Film
Director of Photography
Sound on Set
Otto Horsch
Simone Wiegel
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