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Two girls get the results of the CITO-test they made in elementary school. This clip is a fragment of the documentary ‘Desi’.
Desi is an 11-year-old girl from Amsterdam who is unusually strong and self-reliant for her age. However, in this documentary viewers learn that Desi’s maturity came through necessity rather than chance; Desi’s mother committed suicide when she was an infant, and her fractured, dysfunctional family was never able to establish a permanent guardian. After a day at school, Desi is never sure whether she’ll be staying with her father, one of her surviving grandparents, or her best friend. This film makes you wonder – will Desi’s lack of basic needs turn her into a an unbalanced adult?