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Miss Kiet’s Children

Miss Kiet teaches children of asylum seekers in a Dutch elementary school. Coming from countries like Syria and Iraq, her students have been through a lot and face more than just learning to read and write. Fortunately, they have Miss Kiet, whose gentle, loving ways help them adjust to a new culture, problem solve, grow, and help each other. Without interviews or voice-over, this moving and funny film introduces us to children learning things that will last them a lifetime, guided by an exceptional woman with an endless reservoir of patience, empathy, wisdom, charm, and skill. In Dutch with English subtitles.

Filmography: Awake in a Bad Dream (2013), We (2012), Jerome Jerome (2011)

Reviews: Hollywood Reporter, New York Times, Slant Magazine, Village Voice

Genres: Documentary