8-year-old Tanans looks round the classroom, wide-eyed. He can’t understand a word of the other children’s merry chat, and all the new rules in his life are totally foreign to him. Tanans is from the Congo and has only been in the Netherlands for a few weeks after escaping from an Ugandan refugee camp with his family. He doesn’t speak Dutch yet and for him it all sounds just like a guttural »chrr« sound. He’s living in a nice house for the first time ever, he can ride a bike and soon learns that playing football isn’t allowed absolutely everywhere.
In cooperation with: doxs!
Awards for ›Nieuw‹
Lobende Erwähnung – doxs! dokumentarfilme für kinder und jugendliche 2014 | Best Documentary Short – Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2015 | Mo-Preis – Mo&Friese Children’s Film Festival 2015
After studying politics at the University of Amsterdam, Blankevoort founded the production agency Prospektor in 2004 with Arnold van Bruggen. Author, journalist and film-maker, she writes and produces report features, photo series, books and documentary films. Her work has won several awards and appeared in museums, festivals, as well as on television.
Films by Eefje Blankevoort
Bring the Jews Home 2014 | Angry 2011 | Nobody Tells Me What to Believe 2008 | Amsterdam-Kosovo 2004