De kinderen van Juf Kiet

Miss Kiet's Children

New country, new language, new teacher. This is the experience of most of the children joining the special introductory class at the elementary school in the Dutch village of Hapert. Coming from countries like Syria and Iraq, they have all been through a lot. Fortunately, their teacher is Miss Kiet – strict but fair, patient, kind, and concerned. Nevertheless, the teacher only plays a supporting role in this observational documentary. Filmed from the perspective of the children, the result is moving, often funny, and sometimes sad, but most of all, it gives cause for hope.

Director's Biography
The award-winning documentary filmmakers PETRA LATASTER-CZISCH, born in 1954, and PETER LATASTER, born in 1955, have been collaborating since 1989. In 2001, they started the production company Lataster&Films. In 2012, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam honored them with a retrospective. // Films (selection): Als we het zouden weten (If We Knew, 2007, doc), Niet zonder jou (Not Without You, 2010, doc), Jerome Jerome (2011), Wakker in een boze droom (Awake in a Bad Dream, 2013, doc), De nood aan dansen (The Need to Dance, 2014, doc), De kinderen van juf Kiet (Miss Kiet’s Children, 2016, doc)
Competition Documentary 2017
Petra Lataster-Czisch, Peter Lataster
Netherlands 2016
115 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Petra Lataster-Czisch
Cinematography Peter Lataster
Editing Mario Steenbergen
Sound/Sounddesign Gertjan Miedema, Hugo Dijkstal
Producer(s) Peter Lataster (Lataster&Films, NL)
Lataster&Films 3E Oosterparkstraat 228 1092 EK, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
World Sales
NPO Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2016

Internationale Premiere / International Premiere
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere