Saturday we will screen the movie “Just People” by Annegriet Wietsma in “Meeting Place Gezellig!” (Ganzenheuvel 56). From 12 onwards, there will be cake and at 13:00 the movie starts. At 14:30 there is a surprise (since it is our anniversary). Donations go to a good cause, among other things people who fight repression of anti-fascist activists.
Sometimes when you google your own name, you get odd things. When one of us googled “Just People” she found something surprising. There seemed to be a Dutch filmmaker, Annegriet Wietsma, who made a movie about “challenges and complexities of being an independent individual while cooperating in a social group – how not to be a bystander, how to dare to stand out from the crowd.”
And when she finished it, she called it Just People. Rather than looking back, the movie argues, you should look for responsibilities in the present.
Since our collective exists for a year now, we thought it might be a cool idea to screen the movie and together with you think about precisely this question: How not to be a bystander?
See you all there! There will be a surprise for everyone afterwards! Be on time! Oh and tell your friends about it, for example on facebook.
All donations go to a good cause (tba!). There will also be a donation pot for people fighting repression of anti-fascists activists, like they do in Den Haag on the same day!
From their page:
In 2011, HIA partnered with the acclaimed Dutch filmmaker Annegriet Wietsma to produce the organization’s first film—one that would reach a large audience and share HIA educational concerns, messages and goals.
“Just People: A Quest for Social Souls with Independent Minds” is Wietsma’s filmic essay. It explores the challenges and complexities of being an independent individual while cooperating in a social group – how not to be a bystander, how to dare to stand out from the crowd. After the Holocaust, postwar generations have asked themselves: What would I have done, living there and then? The film reframes the haunting question and looks for answers in the present rather than in the past: How do I behave today, now and here, in a group, and as an individual?
“Just People” connects past and present in a stunning global fabric of images and thoughts, leaving the final question to the viewers: What would you like to be, a just person or just a person?