New Light: The Rijksmuseum and Slavery
Title: New Light: The Rijksmuseum and Slavery
Director: Ida Does
Country: The Netherlands
What happens when the leading national museum focuses its gaze on the slavery history of the Netherlands? This is the subject of New Light, a highly topical documentary from director Ida Does about the genesis of the slavery exhibition in the Rijksmuseum. This film shows up close and personal how painful and bitter, but at the same time healing and liberating compiling the exhibition was. Especially due to the contributions of people with roots both in the East and in the West. In New Light we can see what it means when a museum reinvents itself.
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