De vrouwen van mijn land| The women of my country |Documentary 2020
During the trip to her native Columbia, artist Raquel van Haver meets strong women who fight for social equality. During her intensive painting process, Raquel processes the impressions of her journey and reflects on her personal history.
In ‘The women of my country’ we follow artist Raquel van Haver in the run up to her exhibition ‘Amo A La Reina’ in the Bonnefantenmuseum. Raquel travels to her native Colombia where she meets several women fighting injustice in their communities. Back in the Netherlands, Raquel embarks on an intensive painting process, depicting the women as modern Maria figures, an ode to the women of Colombia. We are intimately drawn into the working process of this special artist and follow how, while painting, Raquel also reflects on her own personal history as an adopted Colombian woman in the Netherlands.