How transparent is the Dutch State about the use of lethal state violence? Attorney Liesbeth Zegveld sinks her teeth into one such case, counselling the surviving relatives of executed Moluccan train hijackers.
‘The beginning of a case always seems hopeless, but that’s no argument not to start it.’ A documentary about human rights attorney Liesbeth Zegveld, who counsels surviving relatives who charge the State for executing Moluccan hijackers of a train at De Punt in 1977. Hijackers Papilaja and Uktolseja were shot by Marines inside the train, although they were unarmed and seriously injured. Zegveld’s character and persistence and the choices she makes during the lawsuit constitute the basis of this documentary. During the legal procedure, which takes years, she has the feeling she has to fight for every inch. At the same time, she claims she has never had such a strong case before.


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Sound Design
Sound editing
Production company
seriousFilm
TV company
KRO-NCRV
Muziek
Het Paleis van Boem

Title: Gij zult niet doden - treinkaping De Punt
Year: 2021
Duration : 1 hour, 13 minutes
Category: Feature documentary
Edition: NFF 2022

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