Netherlands 2019 – Director: Maasja Ooms – Original language: Dutch – Subtitles: English
The director gets immensely close to the three teenagers, Mitchel, Jahlano und Mike, who have blown the system apart and been sent by the Dutch youth services to France. In long conversations they work together with a support worker to find themselves and the path to a life of (self) responsibility.
English/Original Title: Rotjochies. Writer: Maasja Ooms. Camera: Maasja Ooms. Sound: Marc Lizier. Editing: Sander Vos. Production: Cerutti Film. Producer: Willemijn Cerutti. Length: 92 min. International Sales: Square Eyes.
Maasja Ooms was born in Amsterdam in 1968. She studied photography and film; afterwards she worked as camerawoman and editor. PUNKS is her third full-length documentary film as director after ALICIA from 2017 and VOICES OF BAM (in co-direction with Aljona van der Horst) from 2006. She always directed the camera herself.
ALICIA, NL 2017, 89 Min.
VOICES OF BAM, NL 2006, 90 Min.
DOK.fest Award of SOS Children's Villages worldwide