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Revolution in Indonesia — David Van Reybrouck searches for the last witnesses

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In this three-part documentary series, Belgian writer David Van Reybrouck goes in search of the last remaining witnesses of the Indonesian decolonization. Van Reybrouck examines this piece of world history from an international perspective. Besides the Indonesians and the Dutch, he discovers previously underexposed protagonists.

The Japanese soldiers who were dispatched across the archipelago. The Nepalese Gurkha soldiers who had to crush the Indonesian freedom fighters’ revolts as part of the British-Indian army. He takes a closer look at the interference by the British, the Americans and the UN. And he concludes with the colonies that the Indonesians inspired in their battle for freedom.

For four years, directors Djoeke Veeninga and Marlou van den Berge followed the writer as he put together his new book. In this series, Van Reybrouck takes viewers on a global adventure, in his search for and encounters with witnesses of the Indonesian revolution.

For four years, directors Djoeke Veeninga and Marlou van den Berge followed the writer as he put together his new book. In this series, Van Reybrouck takes viewers on a global adventure, in his search for and encounters with witnesses. The series also gives a glimpse of how the writer works and how the new book takes shape in his head. As a clever observer, he sheds new light on a history that the Dutch have long considered to be exclusively theirs.

Revolution in Indonesia — David Van Reybrouck searches for the last witnesses
Direction & scenario
Djoeke Veeninga, Marlou van den Berge
Camera
Marlou van den Berge
Sound
Djoeke Veeninga
Editor
Hinne Brouwer
Dioramas
Merlijn van de Sande
Miniature dolls
Fleur Sophie van den Boer
Music
Paul M. Van Brugge
Sound design
Yves De Mey
Colour correction
Veerle Zeelmaekers
Image research
Fem Verbeek
Editor-in-chief
Oscar van der Kroon
Producers
Thomas den Drijver, Sander Verdonk, Bart Van Langendonck