Godwit

Barbara Makkinga / Documentary / In production / 90' & 55'

The godwits are disappearing from the Frisian landscape, but to Bote they keep coming. Each spring they settle down in his fields, in large numbers. The last pearl of Friesland, is what people call Bote’s farm. Bote cherishes the godwits on his land, he would do anything for them. In his pastures you will not find the modern choice of English rye-grass, in which almost the entirety of Friesland is covered nowadays, but simply old-fashioned meadow grass. The only problem is, cows don’t thrive on this grass. His wife Astrid allows her husband his love for birds. If it was just the two of them, she would let him carry on as usual. But they’re not alone, they have five children, the eldest eager to take over the business. And they want to do things very differently.

Partners

Broadcaster
HUMAN
Development financed by
OASE
Financed by
Netherlands Filmfund, NPO-Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, CoBO

Credits

Director
Barbara Makkinga
DOP
Roel van 't Hof
Sound
Alex Booy
Script
Katja Schoondergang