Ik alleen in de klas

Karin Junger

Netherlands, The 2016, 74 min.


Spoken language: Dutch

Subtitles: English

World premiere

Festival year: 2017

Doing really well on your school assessment tests, but still having the school recommend that you go to preparatory vocational school. Going to a club with friends and having the bouncer keep you out. Having to endure jokes from classmates. These are examples of the sort of casual racism that the children of director Karin Junger and their friends have to face.


In Ik alleen in de klas, director Karin Junger, white mother of three darker-skinned children, stands with her family to confront the racism they experience in their daily lives. Twelve adolescents meet at a mansion in France. The group consists of Junger’s children and their friends. All of them come from ethnic minority backgrounds and share a feeling of being excluded from Dutch society. Re-enactment is used to explore painful situations again. In this simple but effective documentary, we can see the impact of subtle and less subtle forms of racism on the lives of young Dutch people.

Text: Dirk van der Straaten



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Talkshows & debates

Keep Walking: Première with Howard Komproe

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 16:45

World premiere of Keep Walking. Q&A is in Dutch.

Keep Walking: Q&A with Karin Junger

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 19:00

Q&A with Karin Junger and Nawal Mustafa (Dutch spoken)