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Coproduction with CTM Docs & IKONdocs

Director, cinematography and sound: Jan Jaap Kuiper
Editors: Tim Wijbenga & Jan Jaap Kuiper
Re-recording mixer: Alex Booy
Music: Hans Visser
Colour grading: Michiel Rummens
Commissioning editors IKON-Docs: Margje de Koning & Barbara Wiessing
Line producer: Katja Sokolova
Producers: Rosan Boersma, Thomas den Drijver, Sander Verdonk

Supported by:
VSB Fonds
Fonds 1818

82 min / HD / color

© CTM Docs, ThankEve productions & IKONdocs 2016



Forget Me Not

At first glance De Verrekijker looks like a normal Dutch primary school. However, the boys and girls are all children of rejected asylum seekers. Headmaster Toon and the teachers do all they can to give them the best education. Yet each morning they worry if any pupil has 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 premiered at the Movies that Matter festival in The Hague, is being screened in selected theatres in The Netherlands and had it's international premiere at DOK.fest Munchen. The film was broadcasted by EO / IKONdocs on Dutch public television on the 6th June 2016 (20:30 NPO2). 

More information and screening dates on www.forgetmenot.nl

Festival screenings: Movies that Matter 2016DOK.fest Munchen 2016Ruhrtriennale 2016, Netherlands Film Festival 2016Filmfest FrauenWelten 2016, Active Vista International Human Rights Festival 2016 (Philippines), CinéDOC-Tbilisi 2017