The story of the last real herring fishers of Holland.
Over the past thousand years the phenomenon of the ‘Hollandse Nieuwe’ (the New Dutch Herring) has become a national cultural icon. This documentary is told from the herring fishers' perspective in which the romance, the comradeship and herring itself are celebrated, but the film also chronicles the erosion and decline of one of the final remaining Dutch Glories.
72’ / DCP / colour
Original title: HOLLANDSE NIEUWE
Dir: Leonard Retel Helmrich, co-directed by Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich
Prod: In-Soo Productions
Sc: Leonard Retel Helmrich, Esther Gould, Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich
D.O.P.: Leonard Retel Helmrich
Completed: May 2013
Language: Dutch (English subtitles)
Leonard Retel Helmrich:
a.o. POSITION AMONG THE STARS (2010, doc) Awards: a.o. VPRO IDFA Award Best Feature-Length Doc and Dioraphte Award for Best Dutch Doc IDFA, Special Jury Award Sundance, PROMISED PARADISE (2006, doc) Awards: a.o. The Golden Dhow Grand Jury Award Best Doc Zanzibar Int. FF, SHAPE OF THE MOON (2004, doc) Awards: a.o. Grand Joris Ivens Award Best Doc IDFA, Grand Jury Award World Doc Sundance, Cinematography Award Int. FF Chicago, FLIGHT FROM HEAVEN (2003, doc), THE EYE OF THE DAY (2001, doc) Awards: a.o. Audience Award Visions du Reel Nyon, Audience Award Int. FF Split.
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19-04-2013 Dutch films selected for Tribeca 2013