Het Verdriet
van Westfriesland

Music for documentary

Directed by Leen van den Berg.

The documentary is about a closed community in the north-west of The Netherlands, after a relatively large amount of suicides of among young people. It shows how some of the youth tries to deal with loneliness, among other things. They often move in large groups, which results in excessive drinking on beer parties and the yearly funfair. They tell about how they managed to cope with hard moments in their life. A father, mother and two sisters show how they cope with the loss of a son/brother.

It has played very well at a variety of venues in West-Friesland. It was shown on Nederland 2, in 2012. Watch the full documentary here, at NPO.