From Thursday October 1st: Allen Tegen Allen
A MTM on tour special on Sunday 11 October 2:00 pm in collaboration with Amnesty International, The Hague department.
Directed by: Luuk Bouwman, The Netherlands, 2019, 103 minutes
Allen Tegen Allen examines this question that still occupies historians on the basis of pre-war fascism in the Netherlands. Dutch Fascism is an unknown history of constant quarrels, intrigue, divisions and mergers; countless little Führers with big egos and little self-insight tried to cast themselves as the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the expense of everyone and each other. The film follows a trail of “perpetrator heritage” and flies with the camera over the Netherlands. We see curious places such as a church in Limburg full of marble by Mussolini and a campsite with Polish seasonal workers in Lunteren, where party meetings of the NSB used to take place. And we meet people who are concerned with this history in different ways, from historians who collect fascist curiosities to philosophers who break their heads on this subject. Allen Tegen Allen is an archeology of early fascism in the Netherlands. Years of research resulted in a lot of never-before-seen archive material. Part history, part essay, the film outlines a mechanism in which nationalistic feelings can radicalize.