In the Netherlands refugee children attend a school where they learn Dutch within a year. This way they have a better chance to catch up and integrate into Dutch society.
Last year I completed a short documentary about this topic and yesterday we screened it at the Oosterhoutse Filmcafe to teachers, friends and colleagues.
I wanted to make this film because during the refugee crisis in 2016 we saw a lot of negative press about refugees.
There are so many of them! They do not fit into our culture!
I learned during the making of this film that we are not being flooded by refugees. And that we CAN deal with this crisis.
The film is also part of my research into documentary filmmaking and social media. I learned so much by doing this. This blog is just a small outcome of this.
I hope ‘Safe Have’ will give you a different perspective on this topic.
And please share the film if you like it. It makes a difference! Get in touch if you want to organise a community screening.
Here is the direct Vimeo link:
And here is the embed code if you want to include the film into your website:
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<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/185330237″>A Safe Haven: Stories from a Dutch Primary school (Confidential Preview. Not for Distribution)</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/tinylittledoclab”>Tiny Little Doclab</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>