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Direct Dutch film club Sunday 29 January – movie ‘Kauwboy’

Are you looking for an entertaining way to practise your Dutch? On Sunday Juanuary 29 2023 there will be a new edition of Direct Dutch film club. Join us for free! We will be watching Dutch movie ‘Kauwboy‘.

Kauwboy (English)
Kauwboy (2012, director Boudewijn Koole) is an unforgettable movie about a boy growing up in less than ideal circumstances. One day 10-year old Jojo (Rick Lens) brings home a young jackdaw (in Dutch: kauw, pronounced as ‘cow’), that fell out of his nest. Jojo has to keep ‘Kauwtje’ hidden from his aggressive father. ‘Kauwtje’ and Jojo grow a deep friendship, but will Jojo be able to solve the problems with his father?

Kauwboy won the ECFA award for ‘Best European youth film’.

Kauwboy (Dutch)
Kauwboy (2012, Boudewijn Koole) is een aangrijpende film over de bijzondere vriendschap tussen een jongen en een kauwtje. De 10-jarige Jojo neemt een klein kauwtje mee naar huis die uit het nest is gevallen. Hij moet het beestje verborgen houden voor zijn agressieve vader. Jojo en de kauw krijgen al snel een band met elkaar. Maar hoe moet het verder tussen Jojo en zijn vader?

Kauwboy was de winnaar van de ECFA award voor Beste Europese jeugdfilm.

Since everybody is required to speak in simple Dutch (no English allowed 😉), this is a great opportunity to actually speak Dutch! Of course there are teachers present who will help you with your Dutch. In the course of the afternoon, we will watch the movie and discuss it in small groups, ending in a group discussion.

The program is suitable for everyone with (at least) an elementary knowledge of Dutch (A1/A2) who would like to engage in Dutch culture and build on his or her conversation skills in an informal and fun way.

Click to see the film poster Click to watch the trailer


Date > Sunday January 29 2023
Location > Central Library The Hague, Spui 68 Den Haag (4th floor, room Dok B)
Times > 13:30 to 16:30 hrs (room Dok B will be open from  13:00 hrs)
Level of Dutch > A1 and higher
Registration > Registration is not possible anymore