How the Hedwige­polder became the stake in an emotional polit­ical game. Recon­struc­tion of the unpar­al­leled deci­sion-making process involving the deep­ening of the Westerschelde.
In 2005, the Nether­lands and Belgium signed an agree­ment about the deep­ening of the West­er­schelde river. In the following years, emotions ran high about the settle­ment to give reclaimed land back tot the river — partic­u­larly about the ques­tion whether or not the Hedwige­polder should be flooded. Ten years later, the Nether­lands still has not executed the arrange­ment. This docu­men­tary is a recon­struc­tion of the unpar­al­leled deci­sion-making process through the years and attempts to fathom the polit­ical game full of sentiments.

Title: Onder de oppervlakte
Year: 2015
Duration : 1 hour, 31 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2016


Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Lange Documentaire (2016)
Digna Sinke

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