About the film
netherlands feminism grunge sports roller derby feminist sports league lowlands diy culture utrecht female team contact sport
ROLLER DERBY IN THE LOW COUNTRIES
Release Date: December 25, 2014
|Production Companies||:||Imperial Finch Productions|
|Director||:||Luuk Keijser, Henk-Jan Vinke|
In this short documentary, we take a look at the history and future of roller derby in the Netherlands, while also touching on subjects such as image and the rise of men’s teams in this traditionally female sport. We tried to capture the Roller Derby culture with grungy 16mm film overlays and an eclectic mix of colors, switching from black and white, back to color. This, combined with the use of stock footage, the Whip It trailer and choice of music really help to sell the vibe and sensibilities of roller derby.