Original title: Nieuw
Netherlands, 2014, 19 min.
Director: Eefje Blankevoort
1200 AE Hilversum
Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Film genre: Documentary
Eight-year-old Congolese Tanans grew up in a refugee welcome zone in Uganda. Together with his family he has come to the Netherlands as an ‘invited refugee’. In the refugee camp, they were selected by the UNHCR to be resettled in the Netherlands and start a new life here.
In ‘New’ we follow Tanans on his journey of discovery. For the first time he lives in a beautiful house, tries to find his balance on a bike, speaks Dutch. But above all, he tries to make sense of this strange, new world.
1202 JJ Hilversum
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Mo&Friese Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg 2015
Children's Film Festival Seattle 2014 (awarded)
DOXS! in Duisburg 2014 (honorable mention)
Study guide: German