They Call Me Babu



They Call Me Babu is a documentary entirely composed of unique archive footage and tells the story of Alima, who worked as a nanny in the former Dutch colony of Indonesia. Her story plays out against the backdrop of World War II and the country’s subsequent struggle for independence.

Program Information

Pieter van Huystee Film

Trivia: This is the first nomination for Pieter van Huystee Film. A Documentary from the Netherlands won in 2019.

Director(s): Sandra Beerends

Producer(s): Pieter van Huystee

Writer(s): Sandra Beerends

Principal cast: Denise Aznam (voice of Alima)