Alicia

Human Rights Competition
Maasja Ooms
The Netherlands
2017
92min
Dutch

Alicia was 12 months old when she was removed from her home. She was placed in an orphanage at the age of five, and unable to find a new family, remained there at the age of nine. How does growing up deprived of familial love impact a child? For three years, Maasja Ooms followed Alicia through her daily life, emphatically observing her meetings with counselors, peers, her mother, and a younger sibling who has the kind of home Alicia dreams of. Becoming immersed in Alicia's life, the viewer is exposed to her desires and powerlessness, and gains a palpable sense of her lack of perspective. Growing into an unruly teenager, will she feel hopeless and derail? A poignant film about the universal need for love.

Projections: 
11.07. Wednesday 16:00
Művész
English & Hungarian Subtitles
11.11. Sunday 14:15
Művész
English & Hungarian Subtitles
Producer: 
Willemijn Cerutti
Editor: 
Maasja Ooms
Camera: 
Maasja Ooms
Sound: 
Maasja Ooms
Production info: 
Cerutti Film
Festivals: 
IDFA 2017
One World Czech Republic 2018
Millenium International Documentary Film Festival 2018 Belgium
DOKer - Moscow International Documentary Film Festival 2018
Gdansk DocFilm Festival 2018 Poland
DOC NYC 2018 United States
Awards: 
IDFA 2017, Special Jury Award for Dutch Documentary
DOKer 2018 Best Feature Film, Gdansk DocFilm 2018 Best Film