What Went Wrong Where?
What do we do if a country does not stick to the agreement it signed? In 2005, after lengthy negotiations, an agreement was concluded between Belgium and the Netherlands concerning the Western Scheldt. The river would be deepened so that the largest sea-faring vessels could also get to Antwerp, at the same time ensuring ecological restoration within the area. Nine years later the agreement has still not been honoured by the Dutch. What went wrong, and how?
75' / DCP / colour
Original title: WAT ONS BINDT EN WAT ONS SCHEIDT
Dir: Digna Sinke
Prod: De Familie (NL)
Co-prod: Associate Directors (BE)
Sc: Digna Sinke
D.O.P.: Jan Wich
Completed: summer/autumn 2015
a.o. AFTER THE TONE (2014, feature), WISTFUL WILDERNESS (2010, doc) Awards: Best Doc Paris Int. Environmental FF, Best Doc Freistadt FF, ATLANTIS (2008, feature), TIENGEMETEN 2001-2006 (2006, doc), BROSSA (2005, doc), HOPE & EXPECTATIONS (2004, short), TIENGEMETEN PART 1 (2001, doc), BELLE VAN ZUYLEN/MADAME DE CHARRIÈRE (1993, feature) Awards: Main Prize Mannheim-Heidelberg IFF, ABOVE THE MOUNTAINS (1992, feature), NOTHING LASTS FOREVER (1990, doc), FAREWELL (1990, short).