Oranje - This Great a Small Village Can Be
In 2014 a Dutch village of 150 inhabitants was saddled with 1400 asylum seekers. A popular uprising was imminent. What happened next, nobody expected ...
When Europe was confronted in 2014 by a huge wave of asylum seekers, a Dutch village with 150 inhabitants was lumbered with an asylum center for 1400 people from Africa and the Middle East. The residents protested in vain. Fascinated by the interaction between people from different cultures, the filmmakers followed the ups and downs within the village until the closure of the center in 2017. Nobody expected how things would subsequently turn out...
95' / colour
Original title: ORANJE - HOE EEN KLEIN DORP GROOT KAN ZIJN
Dir: Sander Francken
Prod: SFFilm (NL) - Sander Francken, Howling Dog Entertainment (NL) - Robbert van Lanschot
Sc: Sander Francken, Robbert van Lanschot
D.O.P.: Sander Francken
Completed: Spring 2020
Language: Dutch, English, Arabic
a.o. DEALING AND WHEELING IN SMALL ARMS (2017, doc), KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE (2013, short), BARDSONGS (2010, feature) Awards: a.o. Signis Jury Award-Washington FF, Audience Award-Pittsburgh FF, Best Film-Bengalore FF, PAPA'S SONG (2000, feature).
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