Recognition at last for the descendants of African warriors who served the Dutch flag in the former Dutch East Indies. Like 94-year-old Daniël Cordus, survivor of slave labour on the Burma Railway.

94-year-old Daniël Cordus, born in the former Dutch East Indies, is the grandson of an African warrior who was recruited for the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) in 1837. 'Belanda hitam', black Dutchmen, these African KNIL soldiers were called. Their loyalty to the Netherlands had its consequences: under the Japanese occupation, they were put to work as slave labourers. It took over seventy years before their sacrifices were recognised. Griselda Molemans previously wrote a book on the subject.


Sound Design
Production company
Quasar Docs
Distributor NL
Full Color Entertainment
Postproduction company

Title: De vergeten krijgers
Year: 2017
Duration : 1 hour, 14 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2017


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