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.