People seemed to be lining up in Amsterdam to laud CMCI Research Associate Dr Wendy Burke on the launch of her book: Images of Occupation in Dutch Film.
This took place at the city’s EYE Film Museum and featured a Q&A session with Wendy and historian David Barnouw (pictured), together with a screening of one of the films she analyses in the book: “Het Meisje met het Rode Haar” (The Girl with the Red Hair), which Wendy also introduced.
Just before the launch, she was interviewed by the head film writer of the prestigious Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. A terrific surprise followed: the sister and niece of Ben Verbong, director of “Het Meisje met het Rode Haar”, attended the screening. Our second picture shows them chatting (in Dutch, we promise) with Wendy (left) after the event.
Wendy Burke took her PhD in CMCI under the supervision of Professor Richard Howells before becoming a Research Associate in the department. Images of Occupation in Dutch Film: Memory, Myth, and the Cultural Legacy of War, is published (in English) by the Amsterdam University Press (2017).