Wilders, The Movie
Some call him a racist, others adore him. This film attempts to find out why politician Wilders is so popular.
The world is under the spell of Geert Wilders. He generates discussion, anger and admiration everywhere and in equal measure. Filmmakers Van der Valk and Gavan are also fascinated: who is Geert Wilders, who are the people that gave him their vote, and why is he so successful? On the way to and during the parliamentary elections in the Netherlands in 2010, the filmmakers get an insight into the motivations of Geert Wilders and his supporters.
80’ / video / colour
Dir: Joost van der Valk & Mags Gavan
Prod: Pieter van Huystee Film
Co-prod: Red Rebel Films
Sc: Joost van der Valk, Mags Gavan
D.O.P.: Marco Nauta
Completed: September 2010
Language: Dutch/English (English subtitles)
Joost van der Valk & Mags Gavan:
CRIPS: STRAPPED ’N STRONG (2009, doc), DISPATCHES: SAVING AFRICA’S WITCH CHILDREN (2008, doc).