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Children of Mavungu

English title: Children of Mavungu
Original title: Kinderen van Mavungu
German title: Kinder aus Mavungu, Die
Netherlands, 2023

Director: Marks, Mirjam
Production company: Tangerine Tree
Co-producers: VPRO
Age recommendation: 9 years and up
Length: 70 min.
Film genre: Documentary

Three children in Surinam’s tropical rainforest have almost completed primary school. Next year they will leave for the secondary school in town. Their village was founded by enslaved people who escaped the plantations owned by Dutch colonisers. The kids feel that legacy to this day. Rituals and Instagram alternate in this exceptional youth documentary that features [Dutch rapper] Typhoon as its narrator.

Cinekid Amsterdam 2023, Chicago CFF 2023 (awarded), JEF CFF Vlaanderen 2024

World sales address/es:
Tangerine Tree (NL)