A city built for the future. In the late 1960s, these grandil­o­quent words accom­pa­nied the presen­ta­tion of the Bijlmer — a suburban district full of high-rise build­ings that was meant to push back housing shortage in Amsterdam. One of the show­pieces was Kleiburg, four hundred metres long and eleven storeys high. Former resi­dents, archi­tects and other fans of the block of flats tell about the rise and fall of the contro­ver­sial district. Apart from inter­views, lots of archive footage and loving shots of the colossus that was doomed to be demolished.

Title: Kleiburg - de laatste Bijlmerflat
Year: 2013
Duration : 52 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2013

GeschiedenisKunst & CultuurMediafonds 25 JaarMaatschappij

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