Alicia

Maasja Ooms Long documentary - 2017 - 93 min.
All ages
Foul language

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Lange Documentaire Maasja Ooms

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One year after birth, Alicia was taken away from her teenage mother and put into custody. At age four, she went from foster family to children’s home. Five years later, she is still waiting for new foster parents. This observing, but deeply committed portrait focuses on the experiences of this clever, defiant and vulnerable child. Someone explains to her why she has to wait for new parents for so long. "You are a very special girl." Tough cookie Alicia bursts out crying. "No", she counters, "I’m not special, I’m just a girl." It is a universal theme: our craving for love.

Credits

Director(s) Maasja Ooms
Producer(s) Willemijn Cerutti
Production Company Cerutti Film
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Production Country
Netherlands