A beautiful first film by Tom Tieman. It’s about a farmer called Ties Dijksterhuis who has been fighting for years to keep his farm. It’s located on the edge of the city of Groningen. A new industrial estate development is at his doorstep, but with the help of his brother he succeeds in keeping a major part of the surroundings of his farmland green and open, and he gets to keep his farm. Dijksterhuis died in 2018 but his work and memory lives on in this film. It’s one of the 18 best watched films on the Dutch digital documentary channel 2doc in 2018.
Kinetophone made the soundtrack for this short documentary. Full version and interview with director Tom Tieman here.