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Meet the Fokkens by Rob Schröder & Gabriëlle Provaas
Meet the Fokkens

Meet the Fokkens

Sisters doing it for themselves in Amsterdam's Red Light District.

Louise and Martine Fokkens are identical twins. For over fifty years they have been working as prostitutes. They freed themselves from the control of their pimps, ran their own brothel, and set up the first informal trade union for prostitutes. They are familiar faces in Amsterdam's Red Light District, but soon they will bid their farewells. A portrait of two remarkable women, as well as a history of the Red Light District over the past fifty years.

80´ / DCP / colour   

Original title: OUWEHOEREN
Prod: Submarine
Co-prod: VPRO
Dir: Rob Schröder & Gabriëlle Provaas       
Sc: Rob Schröder, Gabriëlle Provaas
D.O.P.: Wiro Felix, Rob Schröder
Completed: November 2011       
Language: Dutch (English subtitles)   

Rob Schröder & Gabriëlle Provaas:
First feature length documentary.

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01-02-2012  Line- Up Films from the Netherlands at Berlinale 2012
01-11-2011  Line-up IDFA 2011
03-11-2011  Meet the Fokkens international hit
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