Documentary composition of fragments from old nitrate films about the former Dutch East Indies. The film looks at the way in which the Netherlands ran its colonies in the period 1912 - 1933, how it was regarded as a colonial business enterprise and how the balance of power was at the time. The footage was mainly shot for propaganda purposes and reflects the colonial mentality at that time and show the European overseers, missionary or governor always dressed in white tropical garb. The footage was shot without sound and a sound track has been added of natural sounds, Indonesian music and poetry. Awarded a Golden Calf for Best Full-length Documentary in 1995.

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NTR
Distributor NL
Filmmuseum Distributie

Title: Moeder Dao, de schildpadgelijkende
Year: 1995
Duration : 1 hour, 29 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 1995

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Lange Documentaire (1995)
Vincent Monnikendam

Gouden Kalf nominees

Other awards

Grolsch Filmprijs (1995)

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