The forgotten hero

Netherlands, 2014

  • Duration: 70'


How a Dutch boy became an international polar hero.
Sjef van Dongen is a movie of 70 minutes, which is characterized by a captivating storyline, stunning photography and unique images. Immerse yourself in the stories of Sjef. 
The film revolves around the person Sjef van Dongen, forgotten by most, but once he was a famous polar hero. In 1928, the newspapers were full of articles about the world Italia expedition Nobile and ... Van Dongen. The children of Van Dongen in 2012 donated the private archive of their father at the Zeeland Archives in Middelburg. The Zeeland Archives got his personal diaries and hundreds of letters and newspaper articles, mostly from his adventures in the nineteen twenties. A large part of the material has been digitized and inventoried.

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Direction Frans Mouws

Editing Ton van Zantvoort


Location Netherlands, Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Language Tedesco, Inglese

Subtitle Inglese

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Projection date: Tuesday 30 June at 21:30 in San Pietro in Pantaniello

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