How do you get used to a new class, a new language and a teacher you don’t understand? The new batch of refugee children that Miss Kiet takes under her wing gradually gains confidence.

Kiet Engels is a teacher you would wish for every child. She is strict but never harsh, loving but never weak. Her patience is endless and she manages to engage even the most unmotivated pupils. The children in her class have only just arrived in the Netherlands and have often experienced a distressing time of war and misery. In a purely observing style - without comment or interviews - the makers follow four pupils of different nationalities and ages for a year. The film is told purely from their perspective.


Executive producer
Set geluid
Sound Design
Still photography

Title: De kinderen van juf Kiet
Year: 2016
Duration : 1 hour, 54 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2017


Gouden Kalf winner

Beste Lange Documentaire (2017)
Petra Lataster-Czisch
Beste Lange Documentaire (2017)
Peter Lataster

Gouden Kalf nominees

Other awards

Kristallen Film (10.000 bezoekers documentaire) (2017)

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