Netherlands 2019 – Director: Sandra Beerends – Original language: Indonesian – Subtitles: English

Alima is one of the countless “Babus” who worked as nannies for the colonial rulers in the Dutch East Indies of the 1940s. Her fictional story, told through archive material, is a touching record of the time.

We present the German premiere of the film at DOK.fest München 2020 @home.


English/Original Title: ZE NOEMEN ME BABOE. Writer: Sandra Beerends. Sound: Mark Glynne, Tom Bijnen. Editing: Ruben van der Hammen. Music: Alex Simu. Production: Pieter van Huystee Film. Producer: Pieter van Huystee. Length: 78 min.



Sandra Beerends from the Netherlands is a screenwriter, producer and director of feature films and documentaries. She works for the Dutch TV station NTR and runs her own film production company called "Beruang". THEY CALL ME BABU is her first work as a director.



VIKTOR DOK.horizonte (worth 5,000 euros, sponsored by Petra-Kelly-Stiftung)


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DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency 2020

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