productions

Anna and Vincent

Anna Boch, painter and maecenas, buys at the Annual Salon des XX in Brussels in 1890, the only painting that Vincent Van Gogh sold during his lifetime. He dies the same year. Anna buys a second work. She acknowledges the importance of Van Gogh, when nobody else did. Both paintings hang in her studio. For years she paints in their shadow and struggles with Van Gogh’s genius, until she accepts her defeat and sells both works. They prevented her from painting. How to explain this impossible rivalry between a woman who didn’t leave big marks in the history of painting and a genius painter, now admired universally? 

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The Gatekeepers

For the first time ever, six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel's secret service agency, agree to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions.

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Lone Twin

Twins fascinate us. Romulus and Remus. Castor and Pollux. We cannot get enough of them. But what happens when one of them dies?

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Panda Farnana, a disturbing Congolese

Raised by an unmarried Female Belgian artist, Panda Farnana was the first Congolese with a higher education in Belgium at the time of King Leopold I. He became a visionary, virulent pamphletist and political activist. He was a Congolese nationalist but also a Belgian patriot.

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Panamarenko, The Magic of Art

Friend of Beuys and Broodthaers, Panamarenko is one of the most important contemporary Belgian artist. The film recreates his universe in real time following the artist during the creation of 3 major works and over time contextualizing him and his work in his career.

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The Chickendales

A hallucinating rooster tries to rescue his chickens out of the supermarket.

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Contact

Contact is a monthly ½ hour television magazine programme, sponsored by the Commission of the EU. The contract ran from 1997 – 2003. The audience reach of Contact Europe was around 300 million viewers.

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L'Homme qui voulait classer le monde

The visionary life of a Belgian utopian, Paul Otlet (1868-1944) who cultivated a strange sort of obsession: to classify, encode and unify all kinds of books and documents published in the world. Over the years, he and his staf would fill in 12 millions index cards. 

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Seeing is believing

The political uses of the handicam and new technologies to document human rights abuses around the world.

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The Gift of Dyslexia

The world as seen through the eyes of three dyslectics. Fasten your seatbelts.

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Between Flora and Thalia: life in the St. Hubertus Gallery

A chronicle about life in the St. Hubertus Gallery, Brussels.

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In Search of the African Queen

Every year, 4 million people cross international borders illegally. In Search of the African Queen that examines the harrowing, clandestine journey of 190 Sri Lankan Tamils seeking asylum in the industrialized world.

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Bletzi, Bletzi

A forbidden look inside an extended Moroccan family.

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The Dead are Alive: Eyewitness in Rwanda

Based on the diary of award winning journalist Els De Temmerman, won both critical acclaim and commercial success. This was the first international film to examine the atrocities of the genocide.

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Waiting for a Miracle

Communism was hell, but capitalism is even stranger. Six women in Prague tell their stories.

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Power of the North

One of the earliest, feature length, "Rocumentaries" produced for MTV, this documentary is about the mega dam Quebecois wanted to build to power Europe and the USA and how the Cree needed to stop it.

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Little Figures

What would statues see if they could really see? Three statues, three kings, three myths in the heart of Brussels. Three different points of view on the city, on present and past, converge to form a ‘lieu de mémoires’.

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