Becoming Santa (2011)

The Dutch/Belgian phenomenon of Zwarte Piet is also discussed in the 2011 US documentary Becoming Santa by Jeff Myers and Jack Sanderson. The documentary primarily follows one man as he learns about literally “becoming” a Santa Claus in the contemporary age. This also takes him on a journey to learn the history and symbolism of this mythological and highly commercialised figure, in USA as well as abroad, thus leading to the relationship with Sinterklaas in the Netherlands.

 

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