ALICIA, directed by Maasja, Ooms, is awarded with the Special Jury Award for Dutch Documentary at IDFA 2017. It premiered November 18th in Eye 1. On November 19 the second screening with extended Q&A was followed by a dialogue between the audience, professionals from Child Welfare Bureau and decisionmakers. It was the start of a series of dialogues about what could and should be the impact of the film on society. It was hosted by AEF-consultant Frank Candel. Jan Menting, ambassador 'Zorglandschap Jeugd' announced three days later that VNG, WVS and Jeugdzorg Nederland made the commitment that together they will take the 1000- Alicia's in the Netherlands out of the system, because
they need permanent care and treatment, whilst the system is now focused on temporary treatment. Decisionmakers from municipalites in 42 regions and local youth care professionals will collaborate to find out of the box solutions.
Besides these collaborations there will be series of dialogues for a general audience who want to participate in the creation of a better environment for children with attachement disorder. These dialogues are supported and coproduced by Stichting Het Vergeten Kind. It is also supported by Stichting Janivo. ?The first will be held on January 17th, in Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam. For full pogram check www.aliciadocumentaire.nl