L'etranger

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DOCVILLE 2017 is voorbij, de volgende editie is gepland tussen 21-29 maart 2018. Onderstaande informatie slaat op de editie van 2017.
DOCVILLE 2017 has passed, the next edition will be March 21-29th 2018. The information below refers to the 2017 edition.

L'etranger

Directed by Kenneth Michiels
Belgium | 54 min. | French, Dutch (English subtitled)

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


This screening will be preceeded by the short documentary

HEIMAT
(Sam Peeters / België / 14 min.)

 

Credits

Producer Kenneth Michiels, Catherine Castille
Cinematography Kenneth Michiels
Music Hannes De Maeyer