On the third of January 2021, the Dutch group of Vrouwen voor Vrijheid (Women for Liberty) held their third demonstration in the beautiful city of Haarlem in The Netherlands. Around 3000 visitors enjoyed an inspiring podium. The theme of the manifestation was ‘Met de billen bloot’, meaning going for the ‘Naked Truth‘. With a wink to the dive in the ocean that takes place every New Year’s Day on the first of January, that was forbidden this year.
‘We want to put everything on the table‘ explains Romy Quint, one of the founders of the group. “It is time to look at that what has been hidden for too long‘. ‘The naked truth means also our own naked truth‘ says Monique Janssen, another founder. ‘Where did we gave away our power to external authorities? Where did we held back our strength because we trusted on the leadership of someone else? When didn’t we speak our truth because we were afraid for repercussions?‘
A few days before the manifestation the organization and some of the speakers took a plunge in the ocean as an alternative New Year’s Day dive. They want to draw attention to the truth that needs to be revealed but also to our own influence we have to create the wanted future together. This inspiring movie is the result.