Against the background of colonial history, this documentary tells the story of the Javanese Alima, 'the babu'.
Her position, as an 'almost' member of the Dutch family she works for, but belonging to the Indonesian population, at a time when the world around her is changing drastically, causes a major conflict of loyalty. Her story is told for the first time from the Indonesian perspective. It is her gaze, her voice, her story that can give the archive images that make this film a new meaning and make her 'invisible' history visible.
Public transport From Amsterdam Central Station you go to platform J at the bus stop CS IJzijde, there you take Bus 18 in the direction of Slotervaart and get off at the bus stop Kostverlorenstraat, from there it is a 3-minute walk, see route on Google Maps