Heddy Honigmann


Heddy Honigmann

Friday Fri 24.06.202224.06.2220:30Stadtkino Basel

Heddy Honigmann

Netherlands 1999. 97 Min.
Color. 35mm. Dutch, English/ EN

In presence of the producer Suzanne van Voorst


A war is never over. From stories told by Dutch UN peacekeepers about the trauma of bloodshed in Korea, Rwanda and the Balkans, from photo albums, letters and musical memories, a haunting manifesto of pacifism emerges.


DirectorHeddy Honigmann
ScreenplayHeddy Honigmann, Esther Gould
CinematographyGregor Meerman
EditingMario Steenbergen
SoundPiotr van Dijk, Rik Meier
Production CompanyPieter van Huystee Film & TV
DistributionPieter van Huystee Film

Heddy Honigmann

Heddy Honigmann is a Peruvian-born acclaimed filmmaker who has been living and working in The Netherlands since 1978. Her films (short and long documentaries, but also short fictions and feature films) have travelled all around the world in festivals and retrospectives, such as in Toronto, Paris, Berlin, Lisbon, Minneapolis, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Ontario, Utrecht, Grasz, Chicago, Berkeley and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has received major awards for her films and also career honours such as the Living Legend Award at IDFA (2013), the Dortmund Honorary Award for Documentary Film (2013), the Hot Docs Outstanding Achievement Award (2007), the San Francisco Films Society’s Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award (2007), the J. Van Praag Award from the Humanist Association (2005) Netherlands, the award for her Contribution to the Art of Documentary Filmmaking at the Thessaloniki Film Festival (2004) Greece, the Jan Cassies award from the Dutch National Fund for Cultural Films for Television (2003) Netherlands. She has also been lecturing in master classes, seminars and workshops in Berlin, Rome, Beijing and The Netherlands.