23 April 2024

Proud, because Gaaf land by Nordin Lasfar has received funding for Teledoc! The film tells the story about the The Dutch childcare benefits scandal that has caused untold sadness and suffering in countless lives. Gaaf land (‘Cool Country’) shows the lasting impact of the scandal on some parents and their children. They have to live with the consequences, but are irreparably damaged. Through a mosaic of compelling visual scenes that connect their Kafkaesque situations, the film attempts to make visible what cannot be expressed in words; the devastation wrought by institutional violence and how it affects the lives of victims to this day. How do you restart your life under the care of a government that has previously destroyed that same life?

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