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Films By Herman Van Der Horst

Herman van der Horst is no newcomer to the Melbourne Festival. This, his latest film, was two years in the making and its title, Faja Lobbi, is the name of the glowing red flower which symbolises the Surinamee's love of his native land. ... The film has no commentary and depends only on the words ... Read more
Impressions, without commentary, of the city of Rotterdam, which was devastated in 1910. The city is a living organism whose heart was torn away by the brute force of war. Among the ruins a new life has started up &ndash: in the docks, among the bombed out ruins men are at work.' In a mighty ... Read more
Shoot the Nets can be briefly described as a Dutch "North Sea". It shows the ceremonies and celebrations that usher in the herring season, the decking of the boats with flags, and the setting off of the herring fleet to the fishing grounds of the Dogger Bank. The climax of the film is the final ... Read more
Prized as the best documentary at the Cannes Festival, 1952. the film depicts preliminary ceremonies and celebrations that usher in the herring season &ndash: flag &ndash: decked boats, the women weaving nets, accompanied by traditional songs, the setting off of the herring fleet to the ... Read more
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