Frisian-spoken documentary about life in a rural Frisian village. From late 1992 to early 1994, Henk Penninga shot film in his place of residence Minnertsga, a small village in North-West Friesland. Using mood shots, dramatised scenes and interviews with villagers, the film provides an impression of a tightly-knit community where unity is highly regarded. Shots of recent events and old film and photo material link present and past and show how Minnertsga developed in the last fifty years into a modern borough. The documentary especially shows that it is well worthwhile living in a small village.


Production company
Noorderlicht Film
TV company
Distributor NL
Filmmuseum Distributie

Title: Doarp
Year: 1995
Duration : 1 hour, 15 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2000

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.