Frank Zichem

Caribbean voices | Suriname: Filmmaker Frank Zichem.

Film director Frank Zichem has just returned to the Netherlands after three weeks of filming on Bonaire when we meet. Because despite being seventy-four years of age, the documentary maker born in Suriname is still fully engaged in portraying injustice and situations that he believes need to be changed. . . .

Frank Zichem

Caribische stemmen | Suriname: Filmmaker Frank Zichem.

Filmregisseur Frank Zichem is net weer terug in Nederland na drie weken filmen op Bonaire, wanneer we elkaar spreken. Want ondanks zijn vierenzeventigjarige leeftijd is de in Suriname geboren documentairemaker. . .

La Haine

La Haine (1995): “..but it also confronted me with culture clashes..”

“Whenever people ask me which film I like most it is often La Haine (1995) that comes up in my mind. I first saw the film about 20 years ago when I was 13 or 14. I grew up in Groningen, the Netherlands in a neighborhood that wasn’t that rich, but it varied from low-income families up till some middle-class families. . .