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Beautiful tribute by Max Lange to his father Joep

Dutch current affairs magazine Vrij Nederland has published a lengthy article by Joep Lange's son Max. After the tragic death of his father in 2014, Max started a personal journey to better understand the impact Joep Lange had in this world.

  • Apr 04, 2018

It is a beautiful search in which Max finds many answers about his father, the AIDS professor Joep Lange, his colleagues, his sisters, himself and the African continent. About the latter he writes, ‘I’m much more optimistic about Africa now.’ In the article, Max intertwines personal stories from his childhood and dealing with the loss of Joep and Jacqueline with the work he is doing now. This includes working with the Joep Lange Institute on a documentary on the impact of the mobile revolution in Kenya.

  • Vrij Nederland: Read the full article (in Dutch) here.
  • LinkedIn: Max also recently published his first blog as part of the development of this documentary, read it here.