Over a period of six school years – from 1962 to 1968 – students of the upper classes of the Rijnlands Lyceum in Oegstgeest made a film about their school, supervised by filmmaker and film teacher Nico Crama from The Hague. The premise was to have the students make their own film about the construction of their new school. The film opens with school life in the barracks that temporarily housed the school and ends with the opening on Dec. 19, 1968, of the new school building, designed by architect Rutger Bleeker (1920-2016).

Fortunately, the school was still in possession of the original film. At Nico Crama’s request, we recently handed it over to the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum. They digitized the film for us. This much improved restored new version will be shown in the auditorium during the reunion and can also be seen on ROStalgia. Don’t miss it: it gives a wonderful nostalgic picture of the 1960s!

Anyone who participated in this film at the time as a former student or took film lessons from Nico Crama, or remembers going to school in the old barracks, should make sure to see this movie! Nico Crama will be present at the reunion!
More information about him can be found at the Dutch Institute for Sound and Vision.