Vaderland / Homeland

A film by: Natalie Crum

Sometimes someone leaves to never return again. But how do you know if that’s the case? You can keep an empty place for a long time. Who do you ask questions if the answers have been taken? How do you carry on if you don’t know what you’re leaving behind? If you think there’s nothing to find, searching makes it all the more worthwhile.

Country: the Netherlands
Length: 16’42”
Completion: 09/2014
Genre: documentary
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Dutch
Subtitles: English


  • Netherlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (24 September – 3 October, 2014)
    Student competition
  • FEST – New Directors/New Films Festival (22 – 29 June, 2015)
    Documentary Short Film Competition
  • ARTORIUM, Slovakia (15 – 18 November, 2015)
    Out of competition: Focus: Emigration
  • Magma – mostra di cinema breve, Italy (25 – 28 November, 2015)
    Official Competition
  • Beginning International Festival of Debut and Student Films, Russia (27 November – 1 December, 2015)
    Student Competition

Director: Nathalie Crum
Producer: Michelle Hoekstra, Hanne Sinninghe
Cinematographer: Aafke Beernink
Production Sound Mixer: Tijn Hazen
Sound Design, Re-recording Mix: Django Kroon
Editor: Inèz Poortinga
Composer: Eren Önsoy