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Our Success Story

Just like today, in the 1990’s people in the Netherlands spoke of a refugee crisis. But we don’t hear about the refugees of those days any more. In 1994 a group of refugee children performed on stage during a Storytelling festival. They could choose any story to tell. Somehow a box of dusty tapes with the recordings of the performance was saved.

I was one of the performing children. After 25 years I decide to find the others. What have their lives been like? Together we go back in time while listening to the recordings. What were our stories at the time? And what stories do we tell today?

Our Success story was aired on Dutch National radio as a two-part documentary. Part 1 was subtitled in English for a presentation at Prix Europa ’21 festival in Potsdam.

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