Pax Neerlandica

Daan Veldhuizen / Documentary / In Production

In a struggle for independence on the other side of the world, in 2020 the Dutch flag flies as a symbol of freedom. An image that takes us back to Netherlands New Guinea in the early 1960s, when the Dutch state promised the native population of the Papuan colony their independence. The search for how the continuous oppression of the Papuan people relates to this virtually unknown chapter in Dutch national history reveals the motives and mechanisms of Dutch contemporary neo-colonial society.


Daan Veldhuizen

Director: Daan Veldhuizen
DoP: Reinout Steenhuizen, Jean Counet
Sound: Chiel Aldershoff
Editor: Daan Veldhuizen
Length: 55 & 90 minuten
Development financed by: The Netherlands Film Fund