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Affectionate and forthright documentary about Jason (22), who struggles with the psychological effects of a traumatic childhood. The misery deepened after Jason was locked up by childcare at the age of sixteen.
Third episode of Maasja Ooms’ trilogy about the failing Dutch youth care. Like its predecessors Alicia and Rotjochies, this forthright and affectionate documentary is a critical observation from a personal perspective. Ooms follows Jason (22) up close while he struggles with the psychological effects of a traumatic childhood and with a well-meaning childcare that put him in even deeper doldrums. Intense, intimate therapeutic sessions make clear how sweeping the consequences are of wrong turns within the childcare system.


Executive producer
Sound Design
Sound editing
Production company
Cerutti Film
TV company
Distributor NL
Postproduction company
Fever Film

Title: Jason
Year: 2021
Duration : 1 hour, 32 minutes
Category: Feature documentary
Edition: NFF 2022

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Lange Documentaire (2022)
Maasja Ooms

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