THE PROJECT

THE PROJECT

Help us realising ‘Women of the Land’, a documentary about rural women. Thanks to your donation through Voor de Kunst, we can research, document and present the stories of these women. By doing so, they will finally be seen and heard. To tell the story from within and as personally as possible, we will work with a small crew and do a lot ourselves. But with your help we can also professionally edit and finish the film. Help empower the voices of the women of the land.
THE BACKSTORY

THE BACKSTORY

The Dutch image regarding farm life is formed by the TV show ‘Farmer Wants a Wife’, the children’s books Ot & Sien, the Farm girls calendar and the farmers’ protests in the national news. I was born and raised at the countryside and have a completely different perspective of the women of the countryside. The women like I know them are not represented in the media at all. And this while, over the years, she has always been present in the background. As a silent force within the family and business. This film finally gives these woman a stage. By letting different generations of rural women (spread throughout the Netherlands) tell their stories, powerful and personal portraits are created. We get to hear their side the story. About the different roles on the farm, the neverending work and the impact of major events in the world on life on their farm.

THE CREATORS

THE CREATORS

This documentary is being made by photographer and filmmaker Annejet Brandsma. Her work is often thematically related to the countryside. She previously made a series about ‘neighborship’ in Overijssel. In her work, Annejet uses the narrative power of images. By focusing on personal stories, she investigates larger social themes in a personal way. For this documentary she will work together with researcher and producer Marijn Pot.

SUPPORTED BY
SUPPORTED BY