by Maasja Ooms

Contemporary Lives

Italian premiere

genre: doc

(Netherlands / 2021 / 90’)

A painfully frank portrait of 22-year-old Jason as he undergoes trauma therapy. We witness his battle against the demons of the past and the sense of injustice of having been in juvenile detention for something in which Jason is a victim rather than a perpetrator.
Director Maasja Ooms closely follows Jason as he struggles with the psychological effects of a traumatic childhood. During intense therapy sessions, it becomes clear how much he has been harmed, and how far-reaching the consequences are when wrong decisions are made in the youth care system.
In this portrayal, we see Jason also as a campaigner who uses his experiences to save others from suffering in the same way and this mission gives him the strength to show his most vulnerable side.

In collaboration with Gruppo Trans, Period Think Tank


The film will be available online on MYMOVIES on Friday 17 June at 5pm