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Documentary that tells the story of Daan, a cheerful, talented boy who left life at the age of sixteen after a school career in which he was systematically excluded.

Former classmates organize a reunion to investigate how things got to this point. They discover that many other students also felt unsafe in the classroom. Meanwhile Daan's sister Julia, who, like Daan, loves theater, is working on her self-confidence. And Daan's group of friends, where he could finally be himself, looks back on the time they spent with him.

The film was broadcast on October 3, 2023 on Dutch broadcasting channel NPO3. Since then, the film has been used in schools to discuss bullying.


52 minutes

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the Netherlands

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Skyhigh TV

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© 2023 Willem Timmers

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