Writer/director: Jan Jaap Kuiper
Producer: ThankEve Productions
Co-producer: CTM Docs
It takes devotion to teach kids facing deportation. It takes determination to teach kids arriving from a war zone.
At first glance De Verrekijker looks like a normal Dutch primary school. However, the little boys and girls are all children of rejected asylum seekers. Headmaster Toon and the teachers do all they can to give them the best education. Yet each morning they worry if any pupil has been forced to leave the country. After a series of deportations it becomes increasingly difficult to provide the children with a safe haven. The situation escalates when a group of Syrian boys fleeing war arrive at the school.