Chaos in the constitutional state (1981)

Een documentary by Barbara den Uyl

This is a film about the lifestyle of young people living in a barricaded squat. It shows their confrontations with bureaucratic institutions in their struggle to keep the building. It brings to light the debates within the squatters’ movement about tactical and strategic issues. The film shows the political pressures coming from the government and the Dutch parliament as well as the authorities’ deployment of riot police and tanks and the mass arrests made.

This film is available on DVD




Director: Barbara den Uyl
Production: Floor Kooy
Camera: Jules v.d. Steenhoven, Theo van der Sande
Sound: Leon Paquai
Editor: Ton de Graaff

The documentary was produced by the Amsterdams Stadsjournaal 1981