Program maker Michael Schaap, dressed as a pre-war ethnologist, and calling himself the Pigeonhole man goes on field research within the world of different groups for “Anthropology of the Dutch”. He explicitly searches for written and unwritten laws, rules, codes and taboos.
In this last episode of Anthropology of the Dutch, the Pigeonhole man goes in search of the heart of the Rotterdammers and the mixes among the 170 ethnicities that the city has.
Why does the Rotterdammer like construction sites and concrete piles? Why is it that a Cape Verdean inhabitant of the city rarely or never calls himself a Dutch man, but a Rotterdammer? Let’s go explore Rotterdam in this last episode of Anthropology of the Dutch.
Presented by: Michael Schaap
© VPRO May 2016
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