Wilfried refers to himself as ‘king one-eye in the land of the blind’. This land lays in Merksplas’ prison in Belgium and the blind are the internees who reside in the prison without treatment. Mentally ill criminals in Belgium are not held responsible for their actions but become separated from society. There criminal acts range from murder to stabbing fire of a bike...
In the maritime boarding school IBIS in Ostend (BE), boys learn how to read the sea and work on a fishing boat. They look at the sea, captured in maps. On sea maps, there are no storms and there is no time. But the sea is capricious and her face is always changing.
12-year-old Kwinten loves to play outside. His father is a commander on a Belgian navy ship and is often away at sea for weeks. For Kwinten, his father is his hero and he misses him a lot. But Kwinten has found ways to deal with that.
Through shocking self-surveillance documentation we are swept into a pro-paranoia docutective with a perpetrated Arend, a Champion Leaque consumer, a Lawyer and Drugs scientists. Dutch gentlemen that relate 24/7 to the illegal drug Cocaine.
Matthijs, afflicted by autism, tries desperately to bring order to the chaos around him. A fragile young man, but of exceptional intelligence, he establishes a system for analysing and controlling every moment of his life. His house is his world. There he finds peace and harmony...
A unique recording from 1936 in South Africa captures the voice of a man named Mukalap, who invites the Europeans to listen to him and hear his native language, !Ora. The film is a response to Mukalap’s message...
A clear-cut, distinctly visual film about our present-day search for meaning, personal growth and performance improvement.
Public information film on the biggest port in the world, in which familiar Ivens themes return, for example in the fiction segment De Vliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman), returning centuries later to the modern Rotterdam, which has industriously rebuilt following the disastrous bombardments of the war...
In this observational diptych, the narrator, Daan Bunnik depicts the struggles of observing the ageing bodies of his parents...
A big cinema documentary about water being for Dutch people both a place of work and pleasure, and a source of threat and misery.
Recent history dies out in the overgrown landscape of a former German military base where children are playing. Through performances by young protagonists and disturbing commentary that suggests that the innocence of the images isn’t what it appears to be, the film reflects on the phenomenon of violence and encourages us to learn from the past.
The film consists of atmospheric and personal memories, supplemented with slides and photographs, coloured drawings and interviews. "Atmospheric" because the filmmaker hardly knew her father, they were separated in the second World War, when she was three and a half years old...
Thies (9) and Jorn (11) grow up in a traditional hunter’s family. How will their friends respond to this particular lifestyle?
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