Hart van de Democratie

Insightful documentary about the quest for the necessary reform of Dutch parliamentary democracy.

Please note that this film is in Dutch, without subtitles.
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In the parliament building where our democracy is being tested on a daily basis, the decay is shockingly visible. The renovation of Het Binnenhof, as it is known, hardly brooks any delay. But is the quality of our democracy also in urgent need of renovation? The two journalistic protagonists, old hand Kees Boonman and new girl Charlotte Nijs, each move through the building and tackle current affairs in their own way. In a playful, compelling way, the filmmakers analyse the issues of the day during one year and lay bare the close relationship between press and politicians. The result is a film which, with a critical yet compassionate eye, captures the fight being fought on the most important square mile in the Netherlands.

Unfortunately, the discussion has been cancelled.

Suzanne Raes, Netherlands, 2020, 87 min. Dutch spoken, without subtitles.