Act for Democracy | Film + Talk: Three Women

Three main characters advocate a worthy acknowledgment of Dutch slavery each in their own way. Three Women is a cinematic plea where three different stories come together to tell the wider colonial story of The Netherlands, which is often denied or untold.

For this documentary, director Ida Does follows three women who are involved in the heritage of slavery. Valika Smeulders (heritage expert) uncovers untold stories behind the facades of the history city center of The Hague; Marian Markelo (winti priestess) explores the deep roots and principles of the winti culture; and Ellen-Rose Kambel (researcher) discovers a photograph of the man that enslaved her ancestors, which brings her to speak with the descendants of a slave owner from Sassenheim.

After the film there will be a panel discussion with award winning film director Ida Does (Amsterdam, traces of sugar, 2017) and dr. Dienke Hondius (Blackness in Western Europe: Racial Patterns of Paternalism and Exclusion, 2014). More names to be announced.

Director: Ida Does

Country: Netherlands 

Language: Dutch, English, French, with English subs.

Year: 2018 

Duration film: 50 minutes

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This programme is a part of the second edition of the Forum on European Culture: “Act for Democracy!”. At a time when the future of Europe is more uncertain than ever before, we bring together leading and inspiring artists, thinkers, economists and politicians during a 4-day interdisciplinary programme to discuss Europe and its future. 

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De Balie, Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017RR Amsterdam


2 jun 2018 - 17:00 tot 19:00
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