Once it was a ditch, across the grasslands of the Beukeveld Family, which formed the borderline between the Netherlands and Germany. One day this ditch was filled up and Gerard Beukeveld
was disowned. Neither the Netherlands nor Germany ever payed money for the ground on which the ditch once lay. Therefore Beukeveld and his eager followers announced a new sovereign state upon it named: Eurostaete. Just as the borders of Eurostaete those of the Netherlands too once arose or have either been won or simply determined. Briefly ‘This is how a new country became’
retells the history of this borderline alongside the coming into being of Eurostaete. The film narrates (and sings!) the absurd tale of national borders.
Spoken in Dutch, German and English subtitles
Producer, Director, Camera, Editing: Harko Wubs
Production Design: Merlijn van de Sande
Music: Het Brandt
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This film was financed by Grenswerte.