Writer Jeroen van Baar looks at how pressure to perform is penetrating every aspect of our society. Psychiatrist and violinist Esther van Fenema talks about fear of failure and pushy parents.

Students Carolien and Elwin talk about the depression they experienced as a result of pressure to perform, and investigative journalist for the current affairs programme EenVandaag, Mariëlle Koekenbier, gives us insights into facts and figures.

Sanne Kooiman
Sanne Kooiman (23) is a documentary maker, entrepreneur and speaker. She is well known for her documentaries ‘To my loved ones’, on depression and suicide amongst young people, and ‘Stress to Impress’, on the pressure to perform. Sanne’s documentaries touch on a wide range of social themes that are important to young people. They focus on the world of 15 – 25-year-old Dutch students and deal with topics in an informative, recognisable and fun way.

Follow-up discussion with experts and the public
The screening will be followed by a discussion moderated by Sanne Kooiman, the maker of the documentary and staff from the EUR Student Counseling department and the audience.

Language: The documentary is Dutch spoken with English Subtitles. The discussion will be in English


More information:
Tuesday 8 October 2019
Time: 16.00 – 17.30
Location: Erasmus Paviljoen
Entrance: Free, reservation is strongly advised