Nuts & Bolts Film Company
Nuts and Bolts Film Company
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FORGET ME NOT

Basisschool de Verrekijker

Original Title: Vergeet Mij Niet
Director: Jan Jaap Kuiper
Producers: Rosan Boersma, Thomas den Drijver, Sander Verdonk, Denis Wigman
Coproducer: Katja Sokolova                          Coproduction: ThankEve Productions, IKONdocs
Language: Dutch / Arabic                                         Length: 83 min.                                                         Sales agent: NPO Sales                                             Year of release: Movies that Matter 2016 www.forgetmenot.nl

                             

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Forget me not

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