Genocide & a summit
Every year I look forward to IDFA, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam. From the five documentaries my friend Bart and I saw this year ‘Meru‘ and ‘Fog of Srebrenica’ stood out. The first one is a thrilling tale about climbers obsessed with the impossible ascent of peak Meru in the Himalayas – the climbing genre never ceases to inspire me. The latter is a raw and heartbreaking account of the massacre of more than 8000 men in Srebrenica during the Bosnian war, in which the Dutch played a difficult role.