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Noorderdiepte | Episode 25 | The Prison Village Veenhuizen

An investigation into a remarkable enclave in the northern Netherlands. Veenhuizers and former guards tell writer Mariet Meester about working and living in this closed prison community. During the interviews, remarkable things come forward.

Noorderdiepte

Episode 25: The Prison Village Veenhuizen

First aired: Wednesday, 11 March 2015 at 17.00 hours

An investigation into a remarkable enclave in the northern Netherlands. Veenhuizers and former guards tell writer Mariet Meester about working and living in this closed prison community. During the interviews, remarkable things come forward.

For example, one of the ex-guards that war criminals by means of a competition were allowed to change the names of the asylums in the names of the current prison as Blankenbosch and Esserheem.

Director: Jaap de Ruig


About this program:

Landscape, art and culture, with the window on the north.

Every week we broadcast in Noorderdiepte, a collaboration with Foundation Beeldlijn and magazine Noorderbreedte, a documentary. Each documentary is introduced by a brief interview with a person.

Beautiful films that are worth viewing. Films about musicians like Roelof Stalknecht and Jenne Meinema. Artists such as Jan Steen and Alfred Hafkenscheid and poet Rutger Kopland. Various artists that now can be viewed by a large audience.

Noorderbreedte: http://www.noorderbreedte.nl
Stichting Beeldlijn: https://www.stichtingbeeldlijn.nl