This project is about the first generation Moluccans in the Netherlands. The reasons why they stayed, how they have dealt with the pain and longing for the past and their own republic RMS, remain largely unknown.
I’ve portraited the first generation, combined with images which shows memories from the past, such as suitcases and old photographs. Only 100 first generation Moluccans are still living in the Netherlands. It is a generation that is disappearing, and I think it’s important to give these people a face, and show this forgotten history.