When high-conflict meets conflict of interest, whose interest is really being served?
In the Interest of the Child is a haunting documentary that tells the harrowing tale of a family’s struggle to stay together.
The film is set in scenes of the peaceful, pristine and wholesome Dutch countryside which is juxtaposed with the bureaucratic banality of a Kafkaesque evil. The matriarch of the family is depicted as a female, modern-day David who faces a state-sponsored Goliath aimed at ripping her family apart. Director Ronald Voort combines classic documentary techniques with a Shakespearean climax. The effect has left audiences in various countries literally gasping for air as they try to find their own way through the mazes and webs of lies and deceit. When high-conflict meets conflict of interest, whose interest is really being served?