IDFA schoolscreenings 2019

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    More than fifteen thousand students visited the different film theaters around Amsterdam to enjoy a selection of special (youth)documentaries during IDFA 2019, specifically programmed for primary and secondary education. A selection of these films is now available for all students and teachers to enjoy in the classroom. You can find them below.

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    Film education for eveyone


    • Johan van der Keuken
    • 1965

      The Amsterdam street urchin Beppie is the joy of a working-class area.

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      • René van Zundert
      • 2018

        “Robberies, shootings, fights.” Jose sums up life in his neighborhood in the southern part of Rotterdam. But for him, it’s cycling. Jose has a dream: he wants to be the best stunt cyclist in town. 

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        199 Little Heroes: Miral from Palestine

        • Sigrid Klausmann
        • 2018

          Eleven-year-old Miral lives with the family in Palestine. Everyday life isn’t always easy, but Miral dares to dream big: to be a professional soccer player and play on the national team.

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          Crowley – Cowboy Up

          • Andre Hörmann
          • 2018

            Crowley’s older brother died in an accident, and his parents are divorced. What keeps him going is his dream to become a rodeo rider, just like his brother. An intimate exploration of love, grief and resilience.

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            • Cassandra Offenberg
            • 2019

              A rugged youth documentary about 14-year old kickboxing talent Esma, who wants to become the world’s best fighter. She also lives in constant fear of losing her mother, who’s gravely ill.

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              The Man Who Looked Beyond the Horizon

              • Martijn Blekendaal
              • 2018

                Director Martijn Blekendaal is still intrigued by the disappearance of Bas Jan Ader, more than 40 years ago. In this playfully edited documentary he makes us understand that the man left behind something more special than just a mystery.

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                • Anneke De Lind van Wijngaarden, Annelies Kruk
                • 2018

                  A year ago, Gracious experienced something awful, and now she wants to hide herself away from everyone. Can she ever get back to being the happy teenager she once was?

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