Stijn Bouma wants to show a documentary about the allowance affair to all politicians

Stijn Bouma wants to show a documentary about the allowance affair to all politicians

Director Stijn Bouma and broadcaster BNNVARA want to organize a screening of the documentary Alone against the state for politicians and cabinet members in The Hague in the short term. They announced this on Wednesday after the film, in which victims of the allowance affair share their stories, was mentioned in the General Views on Wednesday.

Acting party chairman Sophie Hermans and CDA leader Wopke Hoekstra announced on Wednesday that they had not seen the film. SP leader Lilian Marijnissen asked Hermans this during the debate. The Rutte cabinet fell over the allowance affair almost a year ago. Despite various promises, most of the victims have still not been compensated by the caretaker cabinet.

Show a film in The Hague

“We find it remarkable to say the least that not all ministers of this caretaker cabinet have seen the documentary,” says director Stijn Bouma on behalf of the makers. “We think it is very important that all politicians in The Hague hear the stories of these women. It makes it tangible how great the suffering is caused to them, and to all those other victims. That is why we fully support the proposal of the SP to show the film in The Hague for all politicians in the short term.”

Impact of the affair

In Alone against the state, Stijn Bouma gives the floor to five mothers who were victims of the allowance scandal. They are the first victims to tell their story extensively in front of the camera and indicate the impact of the affair on their lives. Many viewers and TV critics commented that it would be good if all politicians saw the film.

Pieter Omtzigt, one of the two parliamentarians who brought the matter before the House, praised the film before after seeing it in a preview. Only against the state can be looked back on NPO Start.

By: ANP

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