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the forgotten
hero sjef van dongen
  1. Svalbard

  2. expedition

  3. adventure

  4. hero

  5. mayor

  6. and parliamentarian

The forgotten hero

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.


The story of Sjef van Dongen can be told as an exciting book for boys. When his father in 1912 had an office job at Kessels' music factory in Tilburg, the family went to live in Tilburg where Sjef grew up. In the early twenties of the nineteen-century father Van Dongen got a job at the Nespico (the Dutch Spitsbergen Company) a company engaged in the mining of coal mining on Svalbard. Things go well initially and father van Dongen managed in 1923 to arrange a job for his son - who was in school but did no good – in the distant, desolate and cold Spitsbergen (Svalbard). Not knowing that his son would play a role in the biggest pole rescue operation ever.


After his "tropic" years on Spitsbergen, Sjef came back as a hero in the Netherlands. This role of a hero he remained to play in World War II. He was in the resistance in Zeeland. After the war he became the mayor of Aardenburg. Later he was a member of the Provincial Council (PS) and a Provincial Executive in the Zeeland politics. Finally he became a member of the Dutch parliament.

From a high school drop out to polar hero. From polar hero to Member of the Dutch Parliament, Van Dongen was it all.


The forgotten hero. An inspiring movie of an ordinary boy who became world famous. Hatsiekiedee.TV traveled to Spitsbergen (Svalbard) in the footsteps of Sjef and did a discovery!


Screenings:

20 september Film by the Sea - Vlissingen

16 november Ledel theater - Oostburg

23 november, zondagmiddag, aanvang 15.00 Zwijnshoofd Bergen op Zoom

27 - 30 november Eindhovense film festival

11 december, aanvang 19.30, Roosendaal, Klooster Mariadal, Vincentiusstraat, aanmelden via: hurksgenootschap@gmail.com

12 december, vrijdag, Arnhem, Askja Reizen, 19.00 (gratis toegang), aanmelden via: info@askja.nl

16 december, dinsdagavond, aanvang 19.30, SKW lepelstraat

28 december Drimmelens kerkje, aanvang 14.30 begint met een lezing, na de pauze de film, toegang 5 euro

28 december Omroep Zeeland (nb dit is een ingekorte versie (50 minuten), bij de voorstellingen in het land draaien we de originele 70 minuten versie)

11 januari Kader Festival Helmond in de Cacaofabriek, om 12.00 - toegang gratis, reserveren via: 0492-529009

13 januari, rond 13.30, Museon - Den Haag

21 januari, Arnhem, aanvang 20.00 Volksuniversiteit - Roset Arnhem

25 januari, zondag aanvang 18:45, Cinema paradiso Bergen op Zoom

31 januari, Harlingen, Askja Reizen, vertoning aan boord van het zeilschip Antigua, gratis toegang, aanvang 11.30 (incl rondleiding aan boord, lezing over Spitsbergen en film), aanmelden via: info@askja.nl

20 februari DOCfeed Eindhoven, programma komt eind januari op de site

27 februari De nwe vorst, Tilburg

27 februari bij Omroep Brabant

19 maart, Heemkundekring Tilburg

18 april zaterdag om 15.00 bij het Filmfestival Zeeuws Vlaanderen

1 juni, maandag om 19.30 Groninger Forum

30 juni, Ischia Film festival Italie

3 augustus, maandag om 19.20 Breda Chasse theater

6 augustus, donderdag om 20.00 Heeze t perron

3 maart, De Orde van de Prins, afdeling Middelburg

11 maart, Dutch Mountain film festival, Heerlen


In cooperation with

Discovery Magazine

PZC

Brabants Dagblad

The forgotten hero


Sjef van Dongen jr.

Hanny Jonckheere-van Dongen

Diederik Veerman

Toon Franken

Peter Sijnke

Fred Goldberg

Willem de Vries

Ronald Peeters

Geir Kløver

Stefano Poli

Yaro Wanrooij


Scenario, camera and direction

Frans Mouws


Edit and advise

Ton van Zantvoort


Audio and first edit

Angelique Fierens


Audio mastering

Studio Make


Music

Roy Bemelmans


Thanks to

Henk de Velde

Louise Mandos

Marco de Jong

Roy Bemelmans

Michelle van Dijk

Piero Bosco

Fred Molendijk

Salvador Rooijmans

Ischa Kersten

Iris van het Geloof

Hidde de Haas

Jack Kauw

Sjef van den Hoven

Maurice Teljeur

Martin Munck

Marcel Gerritse


With the support of

Newton film

Studio Make

Green Dog Svalbard

SAS

Stadsmuseum Tilburg

Zeeuws Archief Middelburg

Piet Wanrooij

Gelders Archief

Fram Museum Oslo

Spitsbergen Airship Museum Longyearbyen

RUG

Antiquariaat Molendijk


with the financial support of

Mathieu van Druenen

Cre8it, websites en webapplicaties

Brugman Solutions Consultancy B.V.

Jacqueline Mouws

Dolph Kessler

Hanny van Dongen

Sjef van Dongen

Sjef van Dongen (kleinzoon)

Andreas van Dongen

Monte Christo

Rini van Solingen

Marijke en Tinus

Hellen en Piet



Jonckheere Interim Management

VSBfonds

LiGA

Gemeente Sluis






































De fragmenten en beelden die gebruikt zijn, zijn afkomstig van


Fred Goldberg

Beeld en Geluid

The Red tent

Stadsmuseum Tilburg

Zeeuws Archief Middelburg

Gelders Archief

Diederik Veerman


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