DOCVILLE 2018 is voorbij, de volgende editie is gepland tussen 27 maart - 4 april 2019.
DOCVILLE 2018 has passed, the next edition will be March 27th - April 4th 2019. 

L'etrangerKenneth Michiels

Can football make a difference? L'Etranger zooms in on the coach and young footballers of BX Brussels, a social and sporting project started by Vincent Kompany. Moussa – who emigrated from Senegal not so long ago – is a coach for the boys both on and off the field. L'Etranger follows them through wins and losses, respect and cultural differences, sportsmanship, friendship and quarrel. Will Moussa manage to keep the group together and achieve results? Or will the problems take the upper hand?

Director Kenneth Michiels followed Moussa and the young ones for a year. Some of the young people are labelled as 'unmanageable': they have a precarious situation at home and most of them can do little more than play football. Sometimes there is talent, but no discipline or motivation. 0-8  losses (or more) are no exception. Can football bring about a change? 
In 2011 Kenneth Michiels won the VAF Wildcard during his graduation at KASK with his work "Twenty-One + Seven," a portrait of his sister Britt and her daughter. He used his Wildcard to create L'etranger under the wings of Bonka Circus, the production company founded in 2010 by Vincent Kompany

Refugee crisis Education

This screening will be preceeded by the short documentary

Sam Peeters België 14 min.

Rechts populisme verspreidt zich als een wervelwind door West-Europa. De grootste populariteit kent ze in rustige, blanke omgevingen waar mensen afgeschermd zijn van andere levensstijlen en culturen. Heimat toont een ironische karikatuur van het leven in de Vlaamse voorsteden die de huidige Europese tijdsgeest reflecteert.

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


Directed by Kenneth Michiels
54 min.
French, Dutch
Subtitles: English


Belgian selection


Kenneth Michiels


Kenneth Michiels, Catherine Castille

Production company

MOOSE & TASH, Bonka Circus


Kenneth Michiels


Kenneth Michiels


Hannes De Maeyer

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