Kumu Documentary: The Last Farm of Amsterdam 17/01/2024

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Kumu Documentary: The Last Farm of Amsterdam
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Kumu Documentary: The Last Farm of Amsterdam

Dir Bart Melief
The Netherlands 2023, 74 min
In Dutch, with English subtitles
Introduction by Deputy Mayor of Tallinn Madle Lippus.

Lutkemeerpolder is a small polder positioned between Schiphol and Amsterdam. Despite its size, it has generated plenty of discussion because of corruption scandals concerning land and lucrative zoning changes. Protests flare when the De Boterbloem organic care farm is threatened with closure. They are led by the farmer, whose family have worked the land here for 114 years, and by tenacious campaigners who view the construction of distribution centres as disastrous for the landscape and climate. Oddly, the Amsterdam alderman concerned, a member of the Green Left Party, sees matters differently.

Bart Melief followed developments around De Boterbloem for three years, which has resulted in a disturbing documentary and a finely balanced tribute.

Entrance free of charge.

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