Thursday, March 16, 2006

Going Dutch ...

Whether it's Anne Frank and bikes or pot cafes and the red light district, I think it is fair to say that a fair amount of Westerners have a vision of the Netherlands. Interestingly enough, the Dutch government has launched a campaign to "educate" would-be immigrants ... namely, Turks and Moroccans.

There is a short doc that all "non-westerners" now have to watch before applying. Inserted into this film is a shot of a topless woman in the ocean, and two men kissing. The point being to "set the tone" of what to expect.

Go here:
Odyssee Producties

Then Click: Enter > Work > To the Netherlands

Some say the footage may discourage some would-be immigrants. I say, sign me up!

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