A moving portrait of a man whose life is dedicated to human rights and is fighting his own class.
An elderly man tries to stop the demolition of a Traveller’s caravan. He is arrested. Once home he plays golf in the garden of his villa.
What drives Tom de Booij? Why does this highborn man side with the underdog?
We follow Tom as he champions the cause of the Traveller community in their fight against a policy of extinction by the Dutch State. His lifelong diaries reveal his transformation from man of the elite to activist. The sixties are a crucial turning point for the scientist and mountaineer De Booij.
A Double Life is the narrative of an intruiging man striving to escape his good descent.
Directors: Ruud Bakker
Writers: Ruud Bakker
Producers: Terrain Vague Film
Student project: No
Completion date: 2015-07-01
Shooting format: digital
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Film color: Black & White and Color
First-time filmmaker: No