Dutch documentary selected for Oscars

10th September 2011, Comments 0 comments

A Dutch documentary by director chas been selected to compete for an Oscar for best documentary, its producer, Scarabee Films, says.


The award-winning trilogy documents three generations of a sprawling family who live in the slums of the capital Jakarta and examines how their lives are affected by globalization in Indonesia over the course of 13 years. 

By focussing on a Christian family, the film tackles many of the social issues that Indonesia is facing today: conflicts between religions, clashes between generations and the growing gap between rich and poor.

Over the past year has been selected for over 60 international film festivals, winning many prizes, including awards at the prestigious Sundance Festival in the United States and Amsterdam’s IDFA documentary festival.

The nominations for the Oscar for best documentary will be announced on 24 January. The award ceremony will take place on 26 February.

Just two Dutch documentaries have ever been nominated for the Oscars, 1972, both by Bert Haanstra, though neither won the actual prize.

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