Dutch speaker for historical documentary

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Dutch speaker for historical documentary 
I am producing a historical documentary about a fire in the New York State Capitol which destroyed a Colonial Dutch archive. You will play the role of Arnold Van Laer, an archivist who was responsible for translating the Dutch documents into English.

Van Laer is stoic but emotionally drained by seeing his lifes work destroyed in a fire.

The last portion of the script, where he references the newspapers is stated in self defense. The tone is defensive and a tad angry. 
2011-03-16 17:26:34 GMT
2011-03-17 15:04:14 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 100
60 seconds or less
English - Other
English speaker with authentic Dutch accent.
Middle Age Male OR Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
Not defined
This is a non-union project

Script Details

Script for auditions below. 
"The sight was appalling. Not a vestige of either books, or bookcases, desks or second mezzanine floors was to be seen. Nothing but an empty shell with four feet of smoldering debris on the floor. Fires were starting up in various places, a stream of water played on the ruins and water poured down from the floor above."

"Many of the volumes were so hot that they could hardly be touched with the hand and some were actually burning along the edges. As soon as one spot was cleared down to the floor the debris within it were turned over and everything taken out that was still legible. Gradually about half the floor space was gone over and to make room the men were told to throw the already examined debris out of the window. The Archivist stood himself near the window and searched every shovelful that was thrown out, many fragments being rescued in that way."

"All this took place in a drenching down pour of water from the floor above."

"In the Albany papers of April 1st, Victor Hugo Paltsits, the State Historian, charges the State Education Department with carelessness in not saving historical papers from the debris that were thrown from the windows of the burned portion of the State Capitol. This charge was made without knowledge of what was actually being done to rescue the priceless records of the State Library and creates a wrong impression as to the care exercised in saving every scrap that could be saved." 
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