Documentary about the declining years of the colonial regime in the Netherlands East Indies, visualised by the correspondence between a Dutch official on the spot and his wife in America. Stylised fiction scenes (played by Joanna Stevens, Harry Barrowslough, Dolf de Vries en Anne-Wil Blankers) alternate with authentic footage. New York - Batavia won the 1987 Golden Calf for Best Full-length Documentary.

Credits

Director
Scenario
Camera
Muziek
Production company
VPRO TV
Meatball Productions

Title: New York - Batavia
Year: 1987
Duration : 1 hour, 23 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 1995

Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Lange Documentaire (1987)
Rien Hagen

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