Nine years ago, a Moroccan-Dutch woman and mother of 10 named Naziha made a drastic decision. She no longer wished to spend hours at the police station after one of her sons had caused trouble, so she threw out her violent husband and took up the struggle to get her children back on the straight and narrow, with the help of a dozen social workers.

Netherlands, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Length: 90’
Dutch dialogue – English subtitles


Directed and Written by: Gülşah Doğan
Camera: Alle van der Wal
Assistant Director: Maaike de Vries
Sound: Chris Everts
Editor: Albert Marcus
Music: Eren Önsoy
Music Department: Mahlon Berv, Samira Dainan
Sound Design and Mixing: Peter Stoel
Colour Correction and Online: Juan Morales Calvo
Graphics: Jelle 'T Hart, Joost Hiensch, Ramon Fennet
Director Coach: Jeroen Berkvens
Research: Mary de Keizer, Gülşah Doğan
Production: Fleur Knopperts, Eline van Wees, Edgar Kapp
Produced by: Fleur Knopperts, Denis Vaslin


Festival Screenings:

  • International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (November 2014)
  • Netherlands Film Festival (September 2015)

Awards / Nominations:

  • Awards: International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2014, Audience Prize
  • Nomination for a 'Golden Calf' for Best Feature Length Documentary at the Netherlands Film Festival 2015