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Buitenkampers, Boekan Main, Boekan Main

Director: Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich
During the Japanese occupation, the white population of the Netherlands East Indies was transported to camps. Most East-Indian Dutchmen, so-called ‘buitenkampers’, were spared these horrors. In this documentary, some ‘buitenkampers’ candidly tell their stories, including the registration of all Dutchmen after the Japanese invasion. For the first time, a racial distinction was made between full-blooded Dutchmen and mixed-blooded Dutchmen or ‘Indos’.


Executive producer
Sound Design
Production company
Holland Harbour Productions
TV company
Distributor NL
Just Bridge
Title: Buitenkampers, Boekan Main, Boekan Main
Year: 2013
Duration : 1 hour, 30 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2013

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Kristallen Film (10.000 bezoekers documentaire) (2017)

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