The importance of language is nowhere more apparent than in regards to the integration of migrants. Minister Jet Bussemaker (Ministery of Education, Culture and Science) will talk about the relation between language, education, citizenship and employment. She will explore the limits of the possible in conversation with Reber Dosky (documentary maker, i.a. The Sniper of Kobani). How rich are we? And what does the future hold? Chris Keulemans is your anchorman.
In this edition of the DRONGO language festival there is of course plenty of attention for the recent influx of refugees in the Netherlands. The focus on language and language acquisition is an important part of the current Dutch policy. In her keynote speech minister Bussemaker will talk about the relation of language to education, citizenship and employment. And how those relations can be strengthened.
The influx of migrants offers an immediate linguistic and cultural enrichment. Just think of ‘new’ writers like Rodaan al Galidi and Kader Abdollah, actors like Daria Bukvic and Nasrdin Dchar, and filmmakers like documentary maker Reber Dosky who in 2016 won a Tegel award for his documentary The Sniper of Kobani.
In a conversation between Reber Dosky and minister Jet Bussemaker the limits of the possible will be explored. How rich are we? And what other potential is waiting for us? Chris Keulemans is the anchorman.