Sounds of Origin
SOUNDS OF ORIGIN reveals the enormous impact of Indo-Dutch musicians and their appeal that extended far beyond Holland's borders.
After decades of playing American music the Indo-Dutch community shook up Holland's musical landscape. They showed Holland how to rock in the 50s. Dutch groups that went on to enjoy worldwide fame found inspiration in Indo-Dutch music. Indo-Dutch musicians dominated the Hamburg scene long before the Beatles arrived. They started addressing the war-time traumas - 300,000 Indo-Dutch people were forced to flee to Holland after WW2 and the Colonial War - showing how history can be both a burden and a source of inspiration.
110' / colour
Original title: KLANKEN VAN OORSPRONG
Dir: Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich
Prod: Scarabeefilms - Leonard Retel Helmrich, Joris Naaijkens
Sc: Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich, Beatrijs van Agt
D.O.P.: Leonard Retel Helmrich, Hari Suprayitno
Completed: summer 2018
Language: Dutch, English, German
Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich:
BUITENKAMPERS, BOEKAN MAIN-BOEKAN MAIN! (2013, doc), CONTRACTPENSIONS-DJANGAN LOEPAH! (2009, doc).
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