After 65 years, Anneke embarks upon an inevitable confrontation with a past filled with taboos.
Holland 1942: Baby Anneke goes into hiding at a foster home. After the war she lives with relatives in America, but growing up she isn’t allowed to ask about her past. 65 years later she meets her courier and her “war brother”. They tell her about her past but what they say confuses her: She doesn’t remember anything. In the meantime documents come to the surface, and Anneke begins to discover the truth behind the silence.
85’ / DCP / colour and b&w
Original title: DE BABY
Dir: Deborah Van Dam
Prod: Deborah van Dam Filmprodukties
Co-prod: Jewish Broadcasting
Sc: Deborah van Dam
D.O.P.: Joost van Herwijnen
Completed: November 2012
Language: Dutch/English (English subtitles)
Deborah van Dam: First feature length documentary.
TACKLED TOGETHER (2010, short doc), TERPE KIND MAINS, TERPE – THE JOURNEY OF COMPOSER JEFF HAMBURG (2009, short doc), LIESBETH LIST – EMBRACE ME (2006, short doc).
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