Media item

1 May: International Workers' Day

Week number 41-18

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.


Celebration of International Workers' Day: SHOTS: - NVV Commisioner H.J. Woudenberg gives a speech to the viewers about the meaning of 1 May, alternated with shots of demonstrations of the NVV or SDAP; - workers or office personnel at work; - close ups several workers; shots of workers changing clothes at the end of the working day or putting on their coats; - sheep with lambs in the field; - cyclers in light clothing; - People from Rotterdam on a daytrip to Scheveningen; - several leisure activities: picnics; sailing; swimming in the sea; canooing and walking.

During World War II the newsreels by film producers Polygoon and Profilti were controlled by the German occupiers. Polygoon and Profilti had to work together with the German film rental office Tobis. From January 1, 1941 the newsreels were therefore called Tobis News. Until the fall of 1944 newsreels under this name were produced alternately by Polygoon and Profilti.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 May 1941


Original format:
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid