Join us for the beautiful, heart-breaking and award winning documentary “De kinderen van Juf Kiet” (Eng: Miss Kiet’s Children), about a class of refugee children in a small village school in the south of Holland. The film follows the turbulent first year for a class of migrant children at a Dutch primary school.
Imagine if you can’t understand a word the teacher is saying on your first day of school. This is the experience of most of the children who join a special introductory class at the elementary school in the Dutch village of Hapert. Coming from countries like Syria and Iraq, they have all been through a lot. Fortunately, their teacher is Miss Kiet – strict but fair, patient, kind and concerned. Nevertheless, the teacher only plays a supporting role in this observational documentary by Peter and Petra Lataster, who followed the class for a year. They filmed everything from the perspective of the children – little Leanne, traumatized Jorj, feisty Haya – not only in the classroom, but also during recess, out of the teacher’s sight. The result is moving, often funny and sometimes sad, but most of all it gives cause for hope.
Watch the trailer here:
- Date: Thursday 2 November 2017
- Film: Dutch Spoken, English subtitles
- Time: 6.30 pm
- Doors open: 6.00 pm
- Tickets: £10, students £5,-.
- Location: Dutch Centre, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N2HA