H&W Company Productions
H&W Company

Just call me Kartini
Available 2005 / 2006
Director Hans Hulscher
Producer Astrid Wortelboer


A documentary about Javanese regents’ daughter Raden Adjeng Kartini, who lived from 1879 – 1903 in the Dutch East Indies. Kartini’s many letters, written in Dutch, which have been preserved, tell the story of her life as a young Javanese girl of noble descent, who feels hemmed-in as in a cage by the rules of “adat”. On the basis of these letters, by means of photographic- as well as archival film material, her dramatic life and times will be sketched.

With the voices of Yunita Rovroy, Yolande Bertsch, Guy Sonnen.


Production/distribution H & W Company
Length 45'
Format Digibeta, stereo
Language versions Dutch, English subtitles, M & E

AT5 - 14th October 2006

Cultura - 3rd February 2009

Support of Prince Bernhard Culture Fund

Dutch archive for Film and Television (NIBG)

National Committee for sustainable development (NCDO)

Van Deventer-Maas Foundation

Home Copy Fund

Dutch Film museum

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV)


Filmmuseum Amsterdam (première)

15th October 2006 

University Leiden

21 September 2007

Monash University Australia

24 and 25 September 2007

Erasmushuis Jakarta

18 April 2009

Erasmushuis Jepara / Semarang

27 January 2010