The Childeren's Mayor

Yassine, an eleven-year-old Dutch-Moroccan boy, is the Children’s Mayor of Gouda. He wants to get rid of prejudice by encouraging children of different backgrounds to spend a day with each other... More...

Youth - Documentary

15'

Yassine, an eleven-year-old Dutch-Moroccan boy, is the Children’s Mayor of Gouda. He wants to get rid of prejudice by encouraging children of different backgrounds to spend a day with each other. Especially for this plan, he became a Children’s Mayor, to attract a lot of attention for it.

He gives many speeches and calls on children to spend a day together, sets a good example himself and hopes other children will imitate him. But Yassine’s term as a children’s mayor is nearly ending and he is in a hurry: who will listen to him when he’s just a normal boy again? After some mails back and forth with his hero, the first Dutch-Moroccan mayor Aboutaleb, he’s invited to meet him. Aboutaleb talks to Yassine about how unfair it is for a boy with Moroccan roots, to be confronted by prejudice and to have to prove yourself double. Yassine agrees, but he knows for sure that his plan could banish this problem.

Youth
Susan Koenen
2017
Hollandse Helden
15'
KRO-NCRV
 
 
 
 
 
 

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