Miss Kiet’s Children (De kinderen van juf Kiet)

Netherlands

  • DETAILS

2016 | U | 95 mins | Documentary

  • SYNOPSIS

Imagine not understanding anything the teacher is saying on your first day of school. This is the experience of most refugee children in their special introductory class at one Dutch elementary school. Fortunately, their teacher is Miss Kiet – strict but fair, patient, kind and concerned. She not only teaches the children to read and write, but also how to solve problems together and to respect each other. This touching observational documentary, without interviews or narrators, shadows her class for a year. The result is moving, often funny and sometimes sad, but most of all hopeful. An ode to the teacher that every child deserves.

  • LANGUAGE

Dutch and Arabic with English subs

  • AWARDS

Dutch Film Festival 2017
Gouden Kalf for best long documentary

Directors NL Award 2016
Best Documentary

Doxa Vancouver 2017
Honourable Mention

Dok.Fest München 2017
Audience Award

World Humanitarian Awards 2017
International Humanitarian Silver Award – Best Documentary Film

  • CAST/CREW

DIRECTOR

Peter Lataster
Petra Lataster-Czisch

CAST

Leanne Yahyaowi
Kiet Engel
Branche Jovanovski
Haya Khleif

  • TICKET INFO

FREE SCREENING

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