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Wed 6 Oct ’2120:00 - 21:00Elsewhere
The search does not end with her grandfather. She visits other soldiers, speaks with historians, meets Irma Devita, the granddaughter of an Indonesian fighter, and thus makes a journey into the past. Supported by Mirke Kist and Nele Eeckhout, known from Audio Collective Schik (BOB, El Tarangu or Laura H.), she goes in search of understanding and dialogue.
The debate about the decolonization of Indonesia is often characterized by a fierce tone. Are we talking about excesses or war crimes, about police actions or a war of independence? And yet, it is necessary to speak about it – for about three million Dutch people are descendants of a grandparent who played a role in Indonesia. Three million, often misinformed, Dutch people.
During Oost-Indisch Doof, the strengths of theater and podcast are linked. Stories sometimes sink in differently if you just listen to them. And sink in differently again when someone tells a personal story from her own grandfather's diary.
Month of History
As part of the Month of History, Parktheater, in collaboration with the Eindhoven Library, will delve into a major theme from recent Dutch history: Indonesia. Featured are two performances that each cast a different perspective on the Colonization and the War of Independence: Oost-Indisch Doof and Lichter dan ik (9 October).
- This performance takes place in the Eindhoven Library, Emmasingel 22 Eindhoven