Looking back: the impact of JASON

14 December 2021

Jason premiered 18 November at the IDFA. A lot has happened since then! Here’s a look back at the past month.

Conversation with Jason

In a special programme on IDFA Inside, Nadia Moussaid talks to Jason and others involved about the film and what he wants to achieve with it. Sanne, director of the Forgotten Child Margot Ende-van den Broek and youth psychiatrist Peter Dijkshoorn are also present. Watch IDFA Inside with Jason here.

On 17 November, before the premiere of the documentary, Jason also talked to Johnny de Mol in HLF8. You can watch it here.

Awards and festivals

“She (Maasja) comes so close to the protagonist and yet she keeps a safe space for him. We, as observers, never felt voyeuristic. This is a tough and dark watch, but at the same time, also hopeful.” – IDFA Jury

IDFA also found Jason a great film. Jason received the award for Best Dutch Film at IDFA 2021. Wow! In addition, Maasja received the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Documentary Stipend.


The media have also reacted beautifully to the documentary. Here are some links.

“How the resilient Jason fights for better youth care”NRC

Love, support and sorrow: these are the reactions to the moving docu ‘Jason‘” – Libelle

“The moving docu ‘JASON’has been awarded Best Dutch Film by the IDFA film festival”Funx

“The new column by Hans Spigt, chairman Jeugdzorg Nederland about the documentary JASON.” – Jeugdzorg Nederland

Impact campaign

The film Jason is not only a documentary; it’s a call for change in the care sector. Step one is here: a motion has been tabled and passed in politics. We are also impressed, but it is necessary! View the motion here.

Keep up to date?

Jason’s mission isn’t over yet, of course. The Forgotten Child Foundation takes action, together with Jason, to stop the closed youth care. More information on the website of the Forgotten Child.

Do you work in youth care and are you interested in this subject?