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Vergeet Mij Niet

Jan Jaap Kuiper

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‘De Verrekijker’ primary school in Katwijk provides education for some 150 children from the local reception centre for refugees. The inspired teachers’ ultimate challenge is to offer these children a safe haven and make their school days as ordinary as possible. At first glance, De Verrekijker looks like a normal Dutch primary school. However, the boys and girls are children of rejected asylum seekers. Headmaster Toon and the teachers do all they can to give them the best education. Yet each morning they worry if any pupil has been forced to leave the country. After a series of deportations it becomes increasingly difficult to provide the children with a safe haven. The situation escalates when a group of Syrian boys fleeing war arrive at the school. At first glance, "De Verrekijker" looks like a normal Dutch primary school. However, the boys and girls are all children of rejected asylum seekers. Headmaster Toon and the teachers do all they can to give them the best education. Yet each morning they worry if any pupil has been forced to leave the country. After a series of deportations it becomes increasingly difficult to provide the children with a safe haven. The situation escalates when a group of Syrian boys fleeing war arrive at the schoolAt first glance, "De Verrekijker" looks like a normal Dutch primary school. However, the boys and girls are all children of rejected asylum seekers. Headmaster Toon and the teachers do all they can to give them the best education. Yet each morning they worry if any pupil has been forced to leave the country. After a series of deportations it becomes increasingly difficult to provide the children with a safe haven. The situation escalates when a group of Syrian boys fleeing war arrive at the school

Credits

Netherlands, The 2016, 55 min.

Documentary,

Spoken language: Arabic, Dutch, English

Subtitles: Dutch, English

Official website: http://www.forgetmenot.nl

Productions:

CTM Docs / Thankeve Productions

Tel: +31 356474040 / +31 202219193

www.ctm.nl/docs / www.thankeve.nl

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Talkshows & debates

Daily Matters Talk Show REFUGEES, THE RECAP

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 16:30

Former diplomat and Arabist Petra Stienen will present the Daily Matters talk show about refugees.

Forget Me Not: worldpremiere - Q&A with Rhodia Maas, Jos Wienen a.o.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 14:00

After the worldpremiere, Else van Driel will do a Q&A with Rhodia Maas, Jos Wienen, Jan Jaap Kuiper and Toon Peters.

Forget Me Not: worldpremiere - Q&A with director Jan Jaap Kuiper

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 21:15

Marloes Reitsma will do a Q&A with director Jan Jaap Kuiper.

Forget Me Not: worldpremiere - Q&A with several guests

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 19:30

Q&A with director Jan Jaap Kuiper, main character Toon Peters and Hans Faber (DT&V), moderated by Karel Smouter



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