Sylvana, demon of diva

Ingeborg Jansen Long documentary - 2018 - 91 min.
Twelve plus

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One moment in the daily talkshow DWDD, when Martin Simek labelled boat refugees as 'darkeys', caused TV host Sylvana Simons to make a transfer to politics. With her party BIJ1, she fights against racism and for equal rights and opportunities. She draws from her own experience as a black woman and does not mince words. This elicits some quite fierce reactions: every day, Simons receives hate mails and death threats. The documentary follows her during her campaign for a seat on the Amsterdam city council.


Director(s) Ingeborg Jansen
Producer(s) Eric Velthuis
Production Company kvfilms