Students’ Choice

A student jury from Leiden University delved into the festival programme for the selection of Students’ Choice – a competition of three films with a wide variety of themes and genres: Fly So Far, Gagarine and The People vs. Agent Orange.

On Monday, April 19, Students’ Choice Award (€ 1,500) was awarded to Gagarine. Watch the Award presentation here.


Fly So Far

Inspiring portrait of Teodora del Carmen Vásquez from El Salvador. After her baby was born dead, she was convicted to thirty years imprisonment for aggravated homicide. In prison she finds out that she is not the only one. Together, the women decide to take a stand. ‘When a woman [in El Salvador] becomes pregnant, she ...

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Sixteen-year-old whiz-kid Youri lives alone in the cité Gagarine, which will soon be demolished. While the tenants prepare for eviction, Youri starts making his urban fantasy come to life. Visually daring meditation on life in the banlieues, and the power of following your imagination. Sensitive and intelligent Youri l...

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The People vs. Agent Orange

After decades of devastation caused by the poisonous herbicide Agent Orange, two heroic women are holding those responsible to account. Tran To Nga from Vietnam and Carol Van Strum from Oregon both seek justice after great personal loss. But their battle is a long, hard one, and not without danger. During the Vietnam w...

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