A painfully frank portrait of 22-year-old Jason as he undergoes trauma therapy. This is the third and final part of Maasja Ooms’s trilogy about the failing Dutch youth welfare services. As in the two previous documentaries ALICIA and PUNKS, the film is a critical observation from a very personal point of view. 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. (IDFA)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Jason (2021, doc) - Rotjochies (Punks, 2019, doc; CE'20) - Alicia (2017, doc) - Tussen Mensen (Between People, 2015, mid-length doc)
Competition Documentary 2022
Maasja Ooms
Netherlands 2021
90 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Maasja Ooms
Editing Maasja Ooms, Sander Vos
Sound/Sounddesign Marc Lizier, Maasja Ooms
Producer(s) Willemijn Cerutti
Cerutti Film, VPRO
World Sales
Cerutti Film
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
IDFA 2021