2018 Alumni

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Alicia has been in the care of the Netherlands Child Welfare Bureau since she was one year old. Rejected, constantly moved and desperate for her mother’s affection, the child grows up in front of the viewer’s eyes in this raw and powerful portrait of institutionalized childhood. A gem of observational cinema, at times disturbing and confrontational, Maasja Ooms’ film portrays the daily life and the emotional roller coaster experienced by a girl longing for love.


In the System


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Director: Maasja Ooms
Producer: Producer Willemijn Cerutti
Cinematographer: Maasja Ooms
Editor: Maasja Ooms
Running Time: 92
Language: Dutch
Country: The Netherlands
Year: 2017