Film Director & Producer

Us and Them

Them and Us - a Film by Klaartje Quirijns

The brutal murder of film-maker Theo Van Gogh by Mohammed Bouyeri back in 2004 highlighted in the most shocking way the problem of polarisation in the Netherlands. Through conversations with Dutch-Moroccan psychiatrist Zohra Acherrat, film-maker Klaartje Quirijns seeks to explore this growing problem, and by interweaving their own personal stories of growing up in the Netherlands with psychological, anthropological and historical archive, the film will shed light on the paradoxes and social contradictions at the heart of Dutch society.