29 Jul 2020

'They Call me Babu' - An untold story of Indonesian nannies

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 29 July 2020
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Photo: NZIFF

Sandra Beerends uses never-before-seen archival footage to tell stories of Indonesian nannies (known at the time as 'babus') who cared for Dutch families during Dutch colonial rule. It is a story of Indonesia's shifting colonial landscape, of bravery through occupation, of social upheaval, empowerment, and the struggle to find personal and political independence.

'They Call Me Babu'  is screening at the Whānau Marama: New Zealand International Film Festival, which is on now until 3rd August.