Published on 28th June 2018 by

Piet van Assendorp (46) is chairman of the Association for the Preservation of Caravan in the Netherlands and can be seen in the Anthropology of the Dutch apisode about the Travelers. Piet has been a fan of the program for years and he helped the pigeonhole man to gain access to different people and places in the travelers community.

De Hokjesman about this episode

‘Almost all TV programs about the caravan culture come with the same clichés: shoes off in the car and folk music. We do not talk about that. We have the expensive duty to – with all the nuance – also appoint the hot issues. After all, it is something that people are prepared to fight for: the freedom to do the things you want to do. And yes, that does not always happen within the lines of the law. Last season we knocked in vain at the travelers’ doors: we had put our most intellectual editor on it, and then it’s from VPRO after all? “Get lost!” But now I went to the camp with a female colleague; we both look like kind of gypsies, and that worked. In no time we were in somewhere and we got pea soup and a thousand stories.’

Presented by: Michael Schaap
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