Skip to main content


In the documentary Women of the Land, rural women of different generations throughout the Netherlands have their say. Documentary maker Annejet Brandsma investigates the (social) position of these women in our history on the basis of personal stories and historical (agricultural) developments. Together these stories contribute to a layered image of the identity, emancipation and position of female farmers in the Netherlands. The women’s stories are framed by the documentary maker’s personal development and reflections during the making process.