Het Schoonmakersparlement

Leon Verdonschot

Netherlands, The 2018, 53 min.

Documentary

Spoken language: Dutch

Subtitles: English

World premiere

Cleaning workers in the Netherlands are sick and tired of being underpaid and undervalued. Therefore, they established a special representative body to defend their interests in 2010.

In 2010, the Netherlands faced the longest strike since 1933. Dutch cleaners made headlines as they went on strike. They subsequently established their own representative body, composed of 75 cleaning workers who from then on represented their interests.

Het Schoonmakersparlement (the cleaning workers’ parliament), directed by Leon Verdonschot, follows three cleaners (Nadine, Tim and Khadija) at work, at home and during discussions and actions, as they try to obtain a new collective labour agreement. A unique documentary about true emancipation.

Synopsis

Het Schoonmakersparlement has been selected for the Dutch Movies Matter competition.

Credits

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Talkshows & debates

Het Schoonmakersparlement: Q&A with director Leon Verdonschot

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 20:00

Q&A will director Leon Verdonschot will be in Dutch.

Het Schoonmakersparlement: Q&A with director Leon Verdonschot

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 13:15

Q&A with director Leon Verdonschot will be in Dutch.

Het Schoonmakersparlement: Q&A with director Leon Verdonschot

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 17:00

Q&A will director Leon Verdonschot will be in Dutch.