Sylvana Simons – Activist and politician
A documentary was made about Sylvana Simons entitled ‘Demon of Diva’. Indeed, the political activist, founder of the political party Bij1 and television presenter is often placed in two categories. Either she is dismissed as being inhuman in destroying the Netherlands by ruining an old traditional celebration for children. Or she is honored and portrayed as a saint who – at the risk of her own life – fights against injustice and racism. But how does Sylvana Simons actually want herself to be seen?