Traditional Dutch costumes are only worn in daily life in a few places in the Netherlands now. In Staphorst and Bunschoten-Spakenburg, most ladies can be found in this attire; in Marken, Scheveningen, Urk, Volendam and on Walcheren, only a few dozen remain. This documentary portrays twelve women who have no other clothes except traditional costumes. Though often considered living monuments, none of them would voluntarily switch to ‘civilian clothes’. An ode to a vanishing Dutch tradition.

Credits

Director
Set geluid
Production company
Selfmade Films
TV company
NTR TV

Title: Levende klederdracht
Year: 2013
Duration : 55 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2014

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