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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.

Forget Me Not
Jan Jaap Kuiper
Tim Wijbenga
Sound designer
Alex Booy
Hans Visser
Katja Sokolova
Rosan Boersma, Sander Verdonk
Thomas den Drijver

Produced by CTM Docs

It takes devotion to teach children facing deportation.

Forget Me Not premiered at the Movies That Matter Festival in The Hague in March 2016, was part of DOK.fest (Munich, Germany) and broadcast on Dutch public television NPO (EO/IkonDocs).

Festivals & awards

World Premiere
Movies That Matter Festival
Official Selection
DOK.fest München