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Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Cape Dutch

Anyone familiar with South Africa knows that its impact with the Dutch produced a contentious past-– a historical collision that had enough momentum to produce repercussions in the present. But you wouldn’t guess any of that if you landed here in the Cape on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

It must be Africa

EDIT: Earlier today I saw this ad on a feed from Dutch TV during the Ghana-Holland friendly. And then it did not look funny. It’s getting ridiculous. Children, animals and Masai. The commercial by ING Bank, official...

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

‘Boers and Bantus’

This is a find. A while back the “History” page of the Dutch TV channel, VPRO–one of my favorite sites–posted some classic video from a show, “Boeren en Bantoes” (Boers and Bantus) from a 1960 program by...

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Black and White

From the Youtube channel of the excellent Dutch film production company,  ITVS.   This video insert is from the exhibition “Black is Beautiful.”

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

MUSIC / GEOFFY G, ‘OVER (NANE’S SONG)’

Beautifully shot music video for new single (a few months old now) by Dutch musician of Nigerian descent, Geoffy G; Nane is his mother.

Monday, November 30th, 2009

A Dutch White Christmas

This is how they celebate Christmas in the Netherlands complete with Father Christmas and his helpers in blackface. A Dutch friend of mine provides some context: … Racism in Holland is still very open. I actually...

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

MUSIC / KEIZER

I like this Dutch’s rapper’s flow. I also like it because I understand the lyrics.

Monday, September 14th, 2009

“THE GAY HAIRDRESSER”

A journalist at the Dutch newspaper, Die Volkskrant, has a story about his barber who turns out to be a leading gay rights campaigner who had earlier fled Zimbabwe because of hysterical homophobia there and...

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

BRILLIANT SHORT FILM

Wonderful short film, “Impasse,” by director Bram Schouw of the Netherlands with an unexpected ending. If I said anything else, I’d give the plot away.

Monday, August 10th, 2009

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