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Perfect Day is a short film by Neeltje ten Westenend made in collaboration with Henriette Waal. The direct object is a standard gallery flat in Utrecht Overvecht. People come home back from work, the lush greenery surrounding the public apartment is well maintained by people from the park service, trash is being collected, people are walking their dogs, there is no litter or graffiti to be seen. At first glance there seems nothing wrong with the building and its inhabitants. But the municipality, the housing association and the residents association have a different view. They note that in the flat, where as many people live as in a big suburb, is a lack of social cohesion. They join forces and organize a days where residents can do things together and where people can learn from other cultures. Therefore Tuincentrum Overvecht gives out free plants for the balconies and the shrubberies around the flat, there are games for children, women give a demonstration in Turkish folk dances and an Antillean brass band from Rotterdam provides for additional summer touch. A handful of residents are watching from their balconies. Despite all good intentions, only the organizers seem to participate in the activities. A little further is the carcass of a flat strip visible, a grim picture of what the gallery flat and its inhabitants is waiting. Perfect Day is a short film by Neeltje ten Westenend made in collaboration with Henriette Waal. The direct object is a standard gallery flat in Utrecht Overvecht. People come home back from work, the lush greenery surrounding the public apartment is well maintained by people from the park service, trash is being collected, people are walking their dogs, there is no litter or graffiti to be seen. At first glance there seems nothing wrong with the building and its inhabitants. But the municipality, the housing association and the residents association have a different view. They note that in the flat, where as many people live as in a big suburb, is a lack of social cohesion. They join forces and organize a days where residents can do things together and where people can learn from other cultures. Therefore Tuincentrum Overvecht gives out free plants for the balconies and the shrubberies around the flat, there are games for children, women give a demonstration in Turkish folk dances and an Antillean brass band from Rotterdam provides for additional summer touch. A handful of residents are watching from their balconies. Despite all good intentions, only the organizers seem to participate in the activities. A little further is the carcass of a flat strip visible, a grim picture of what the gallery flat and its inhabitants is waiting.

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32 page bilingual Dutch-English booklet with essay and documentation from the project by Neeltje ten Westenend.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 2100000020140
Year 2010
Director Westenend, Neeltje ten
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Westenend, Neeltje ten
Countries Netherlands
Aspect ratio 16:09
Colour Colour
Running time 27 min
DVD region 2
Certificate N/a

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