On October 10, 2010 the Dutch Antilles were dissolved. Three of its islands, Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius, became part of the Netherlands. When that happened the highest point of the Netherlands moved. Vaalserberg in Limburg lost its status as the highest point of the country, and Mount Scenery on Saba took its place. Two places almost 10.000 kilometers apart became irreversibly linked. The inhabitants of Vaals and Saba share a nationality and a government. But what does this mean? Mountains and Molehills (2012) brings these two distinct places together. As we follow the inhabitants of the two mountains, they share with us their views on the historic, symbolic, and political meanings of moving mountains.
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Directed by Sandra Wollner. Cinematography by Thomas Loacker, Carl Schröder. Edited by Sandra Wollner, Mathias Halibrand. Sound by Peter Sattler, Carl Schröder. Soundmixing by Norbert Bichler. Production by Evelyn Austin, Emilia Bergmark, Tommie Leisink. Concept and research by Evelyn Austin, Emilia Bergmark, Tommie Leisink, Peter Sattler.
Thanks to Comité Koninkrijksrelaties, El Momo Cottages, Noyz Boyz, and Winair for financial support. Furthermore, we would like to thank in particular Andries Bonnema, Alexander Dalenoort, Francio Guadeloupe, Harry Heyink, Cyril Heyleger, Mathie Hoenjet, Glenn Holm, Jennifer Kanary, Jo and Christel Kern, Jan Robert Leegte, Dave Levenstone, Reg van Loo, Bernard Mencke, Diederik Oostdijk, Mister Riley, Ulla Schwedt, Jenny Steetskamp, Tjeerd Tichelaar, Ron van der Veer, Gert and Ivy de Weerd, Wendele van der Wiele