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Zwart Wit (Black White) | Episode 49 | Jean Pierre Rawie

    Zwart Wit (Black White)

    Episode 49: Jean Pierre Rawie

    First aired: Friday, 6 November 2015 at 18.32 hours

    Looking at his appearance, you might believe the always well-groomed poet Jean Pierre Rawie just walked out of a nineteenth-century potograph. Was he born in the wrong century? Is he really like that, is it an attitude or might it be rebellion? Jan van Friesland tries to figure it out in this episode of Zwart Wit.

    Rawie lives in Groningen, where he is part of the city’s lively artists’ scene. His appearance is striking: always neatly dressed in a dark suit you might find him in one of the Groninger pubs or adjacent terraces. The association he evokes is one of burning candles, moving carriages, beautiful floozies and a glass of wine on the table.

    Indeed he hates the present, with all its modern developments. Though he owns one, he calls his cellphone ‘telephone’. Is he a melancholic romantic who fears the future or a snob with an attitude? In his new book “My parents had one child and a daughter”, Rawie portrays himself in an extremely funny and self-deprecating way. Is there more common sense behind this remarkable man?

    About this program:

    A good conversation in Zwart Wit. Interesting, controversial and fascinating.

    Jan van Friesland has a long TV career and therefore extensive experience in the world of television. His career began for him in 1981 with Koos Postema. In the past 30 years he worked among others on programs such as Klasgenoten, Jongbloed en Joosten, Sonja, Achter het Nieuws, Buitenhof, Van Dis and NOS Journaal.

    All the guests of the program Zwart Wit have their own story. A story has always two sides. In Zwart Wit these different sides are going to be discussed.