Nieuw Licht

2021, 55 minutes

What happens when the leading national museum focuses its gaze on the slavery history of the Netherlands? This is the subject of New Light, a highly topical documentary from director Ida Does about the making of the slavery exhibition in the Rijksmuseum.

This film shows up close and personal how painful and bitter but at the same time healing and liberating compiling the exhibition was. Especially due to the contributions of people with roots both in the East and in the West. In New Light we can see what it means when a museum reinvents itself.

The impact programme of New Light consists of educational material for a number of fragments from the film and short films from the material of the cutting room floor. Livecasts with after talks with the director and others, and special screenings followed by Q&A, debate and deleted scenes. You can find the educational fragments and teaching material via the link in the left menu.


Identity, Racism and/or discrimination
Suitable for
havo/vwo - bovenbouw
mbo - niveau 3 & 4
vmbo t - leerjaar 3 & 4
Ida Does
Country of production
Netherlands, The
55 minutes
Age rating