DOCVILLE 2018 is voorbij, de volgende editie is gepland tussen 27 maart - 4 april 2019.
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Grands TravauxGerard-Jan Claes, Olivia Rochette

Grands Travaux allows the viewer to walk along as a silent witness in a Dutch-speaking school in Brussels, that does not hold the best reputation. The documentary does more than focus on the school: it focuses on the students that inhabit it. How do young people prepare for life as a working man or woman? What keeps the students busy after school? Learn about the lives of a Brussels youngster today.

The Institute Anneessens Funck is a Dutch vocational school in the center of Brussels where young people can learn a certain subject. The school not only prepares students for a future job not just through hands-on experience, but also by staging certain work situations and job interviews. In addition to school, their life is filled with football, love affairs and the search for a job and a home. 
Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes graduated from the KASK School of Arts in Ghent in 2010 and attracted attention with their graduate work Because We Are Visual (2010) and Rain documentary (2012) which they made on behalf of the dance company Rosas. Grands Travaux is a film about a group of young people in Brussels where a certain stigma remains in place (Anneessens Funck has a bad reputation, despite all the hard work put into it). The filmmakers do not partake in the debate, but rather show these images, so that the young and their environment may speak for themselves.

Education Coming of age

Vertoond op editie(s) 2017
Screened at edition(s) 2017


Directed by Gerard-Jan Claes, Olivia Rochette
101 min.
Dutch, French
Subtitles: English


Belgian selection


Gerard-Jan Claes, Olivia Rochette


Bart Van Langendonck

Production company

Savage Film


Olivia Rochette


Dieter Diependaele


Gerard-Jan Claes

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