A Dutch love story

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Anouk is a young Dutch girl who lives with her boyfriend Said. He’s Dutch too, but from a fairly traditional Moroccan-Berber family. Both of them are Dutch and Muslim. They have what should be a perfectly ordinary relationship, but in these times it’s anything but ordinary.

Holland is a country famed for its culture of tolerance. However in recent years, two prominent Dutchmen have been gunned down for their publicly expressed opinions. The murders of politician Pim Fortuin and filmmaker Theo van Gogh have changed Dutch society. The question on every Dutch person’s lips is: “are we still a tolerant nation?” Anouk and Said are on the frontline of a battle about loyalty and identity that is currently raging in The Netherlands.

Producer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: May 31, 2005