Event of the dayThe battle over thelast farm of AmsterdamSun 8 Oct, 17:00 - AFFR
9–13 Oct 2024
film • stad • architectuur


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Event of the day
The battle over the
last farm of Amsterdam
Sun 8 Oct, 17:00

Politics in the polder, with a special introduction by Meta van Drunen

Lutkemeerpolder is a small polder positioned between Schiphol and Amsterdam. Despite its size, it has generated plenty of discussion because of corruption scandals concerning land and lucrative zoning changes. Protests flare when De Boterbloem organic care farm is threatened with closure. They are led by the farmer, whose family have worked the land here for 114 years, and by tenacious campaigners who view the construction of distribution centres as disastrous for the landscape and climate. Oddly, the Amsterdam alderman concerned, a member of the Green Left Party, sees matters differently. Bart Melief followed developments around De Boterbloem for three years, which has resulted in a disturbing document and a finely measured tribute.

The film is introduced by Meta van Drunen, co-owner of Nieuwe Bodem and specialist in the field of agroforestry.

The battle over the last farm of Amsterdam

Sunday 8 October, 17:00
LantarenVenster Room 4
film • city • architecture 9 - 13 Oct. 2024