• Maasja Ooms
  • Netherlands
  • 2021
  • 90 min
  • World Premiere
  • Luminous

Available in Docs for Sale after the world premiere at IDFA.

Ooms closely follows Jason as he struggles with the psychological effects of a traumatic childhood, which were only intensified when he was taken into juvenile residental care at the age of 16. During intense therapy sessions, it becomes clear how much he has been harmed, and how far-reaching the consequences are when wrong decisions are made in the youth care system.

In Ooms’ caring and respectful portrayal, we see Jason not only as a victim, but also as a campaigner who uses his experiences to save others from suffering in the same way.


Maasja Ooms
Willemijn Cerutti for Cerutti Film


World Sales
Margaret Stanneveld for Dutch CORE
Festival Handling
Willemijn Cerutti for Cerutti Film

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