Roof open, food served: Beluga lentils & couscous with pumpkin & dried fruits, served with falafel with a yoghurt dip or with a merguez hamburger. Also served with a fresh cucumber salad.
19.00 - 19.30
Isaac & Friends
Every day, singer-songwriter Isaac Bullock introduces us to a musical friend. This time it’s Nathaniel Klumperbeek, a singer and bass guitar virtuoso who plays a mix of Latin rock, reggae and ska.
19.45 - 20.30
Master Class: The Climate Debate in the Netherlands
Climate change is a politically sensitive subject. Why is this? And who can advance the climate debate?
René Leegte, a former Dutch member of parliament, presents a master class on the climate debate and explains how democracy really works behind the scenes. How can young people’s voices be heard, even behind the scenes of the climate lobby? After all, climate change is all about the future - their future.
A student panel chaired by moderator Suzan Doodeman will also give its views in response to the master class. How do they think the political debate should be managed? Who should participate and which issues need to be addressed?
About the speakers:
|René Leegte was the VVD’s parliamentary spokesperson on energy and international trade between 2010 and 2015. As a member of the Dutch parliament, René Leegte was involved in issues concerning gas extraction in Groningen. Previously, he worked as a commercial director at AgroFair (a company that sells Max Havelaar-certified sustainable fruit) and environmental and sustainability manager at DHV Consulting and Engineering. He now works for the lobbying organization Publieke Zaken.
|Suzan Doodeman studied, among other things, Religious Studies at VU Amsterdam. She is now the co-owner of the firm Hoe Dan Wel. Suzan organizes the traineeship programme SocialStart, a place where young social entrepreneurs and social organizations can work together.
|Ruben Boyd studies Artificial Intelligence and is the founder of the student research platform De Focus.
|Neele van den Bongardt studies Environment & Resource Management and is the manager of the Green Office at VU Amsterdam.
|Ergün Çelik studies Pharmaceutical Sciences and is active in the debate platform IDEA NL.
20.45 - 22.30
This cynical political comedy is a parody of democracy in India. Newton Kumar, a young official, is put in charge of a polling station for 76 voters in the remote area of Chhattisgarh in central India. For years, this conflict-ridden jungle region has been plagued by regular skirmishes between the Indian army and communist guerrillas. Despite the far from ideal circumstances, Newton is determined to do a good job, but his attitude irritates Atma Singh, the local army commander. This, and the fact that the local population takes zero interest in the election, results in a number of outlandish situations in this humorous film by Amit Masurkar.
|India | 2017 | 106’ | in Hindi | English subtitles