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Duco Tellegen Long documentary - 2000 - 100 min.

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Filmprijs van de Stad Utrecht Duco Tellegen

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This documentary narrates how four children who lived through a war, learn to build up their future despite their past. Spencer (18) lives in a reception centre for former child soldiers in Liberia. With role playing and individual counselling, he learns that murdering is not matter of course. Eranda is seven and a refugee from Kosovo. In a reception centre in Macedonia and later in Holland, her life is shaped by fear and uncertainty. In Cambodia, Nhom (13) has lost his leg to stray explosives and he is an orphan. In the orphanage, he learns to conquer his loneliness and the shame about his handicap. Jacqueline, an eighteen-year-old Rwandan girl, has a child sired by the man who raped her. Her grandmother and radio programmes help her to accept her child and her fate. Behind Closed Eyes was awarded the Prijs van de Stad Utrecht in 2000.


Director(s) Duco Tellegen
Producer(s) Karel van Ossenbrüggen
Production Company
Hungry Eye Documentaries
Director of Photography
Luce van de Weg
Sound on Set
Jane Snijders
Christine van Rhoon
TV Company
Production Country