The Pronk Diaries
90 minutes documentary

Director: Tinus Kramer

Research: Leon Willems

Executive Producer: Kees Schaap

Dutch former minister Jan Pronk looks back on the decades in which he became friends with the African leaders in the past and present. Why have those idealists become autocrats or dictators over time? What is going wrong with leadership in Africa? Pronk guides us through the story finding and reading the notes of the conversations he held with those leaders. He tries to make contact with his old comrades in order to ask them some critical questions.

Meanwhile we follow a new generation young idealists who live and work in a poor and let down society in Afrika.

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