At first glance, "De Verrekijker" looks like a normal Dutch primary school. However, the boys and girls are children of rejected asylum seekers. School principal Toon and the teachers do all they can to give them the best possible education. Yet each morning they worry that one of their pupils may have 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.

Upcoming screenings:
13/05 at 14:00 at the CineDOC-Tbilisi Festival in Georgia

FORGET ME NOT premiered at the Movies that Matter festival in The Hague on March 19th, 2016, was part of DOK.fest (Munich, Germany) and broadcast on Dutch TV (EO/IkonDocs) on June 6th 2016.

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FORGET ME NOT is CTM DOCS production in coproduction with ThankEve Productions and IKONdocs, made possible with the financial support of Dutch Cultural Media Fund, VSBfonds, Fonds 1818 en Stichting Kinderpostzegels

Director, cinematography and sound: Jan Jaap Kuiper | Producers: Rosan Boersma, Thomas den Drijver & Sander Verdonk | Co-producer, line producer: Katja Sokolova | Editing: Tim Wijbenga & Jan Jaap Kuiper | Music: Hans Visser | Re-recording mix: Alex Booy | Commissioning editors IKONdocs: Margje de Koning & Barbara Wiessing

2016 | 82 minutes | The Netherlands | Dutch and Arab spoken | English subtitles

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