Culture

Biography

  • 85 min.

    Pleasure and Hysteria

    Bucquoy, Jan, 1994

    A semi-autobiography of the first 28 years of the director, the Flemish anarchist Jan Bucquoy.

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  • 78 min.

    Everything has a reason

    Verhoeff, Pieter, 2003

    A intimate portrait of acteur Gerard Doolen.

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  • 90 min.

    Anton Corbijn Inside Out

    Quirijns, Klaartje, 2012

    Anton Corbijn's prolific work has shaped the image of artists such as Joy Division, U2, Nirvana, Metalica, Depeche Mode or R.E.M. But what drives the photographer, filmmaker and video artist who has been hidden from the public for so long?

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  • 52 min.

    Satyajit Ray Negatives

    Werf, Bo van der, 2005

    Satyajit Ray Negatives explores the obsessive fascination of a photographer for his only subject – Satyajit Ray, the great Indian filmaker.

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Cities & Urbanization

  • 70 min.

    Rooms without a view

    Marre, Emmauel, 2013

    A portrait of a hotel where many different people share the the same uniform environment.

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  • 56 min.

    Red Hair and black coffee

    Bochet, Milena, 2012

    This film offers an exclusive view on a hidden Romani village located deep down in a Slovakian valley, where a spirit; the old red-haired lady Vozarania still wanders around.

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  • 52 min.

    Speed in search of time

    Opitz, Florian, 2013

    "My experience with time by now is limited to the one feeling - I don't have enough." It's a paradox. Never before in history we have worked more efficiently. Never before we have saved time with more sophisticated technologies.

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  • 24 min.

    Affectionately known as Alex

    Turken, Danny, 2008

    In this film, four white South African veterans who fought on the border of occupied Namibia and Angola in the 70s and 80s together with thousands of other young white conscript soldiers reflect on their terrifying adventures.

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Cooking

  • 25 min.

    Best Chefs - Jean Andre Charial, Oustau Baumaniere

    Bertolino, Daniel & Viau, Catherine & Viau, Gregoire, 2008

    Jean Andre Charial is one of the great chefs in this series of unique encounters with those who create and share today's gastronomic delights

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  • 25 min.

    Best Chefs - Jean-Marc Banzo, Clos de la Violette

    Bertolino, Daniel & Viau, Catherine & Viau, Gregoire, 2008

    The series of Best Chefs takes us on a flavourful tour, introducing us to the artisans of taste who their most trusted allies. At the foot of Mount Sainte-Victoire, Jean Marc Banzo delights the people of Aix in his restaurant Clos de la Violette.

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  • 25 min.

    Best Chefs - Michel Trama, Loges de l' Aubergade

    Bertolino, Daniel & Viau, Catherine & Viau, Gregoire, 2008

    Series Best Chefs introduces Michel Trama owner of Loges de l'Aubergade, Aquitaine- Puymirol, France owned by Michel Trama and his wife

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  • 25 min.

    Best Chefs - Jacques Chibois, Bastide Saint-Antoine

    Bertolino, Daniel & Viau, Catherine & Viau, Gregoire, 2009

    Jacques Chibois, is the star chef at the Bastide Saint Antoine i n Grasse and one of the "Best Chefs" who takes us on a journey into the history of the most beautiful gastronomic

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Cultural & Social Change

  • 28 min.

    China on China, the power and the peopl

    Schulz Contreras, Lisbet, 2013

    After centuries of Western dominance, the world's center of economic and political weight is shifting eastwards.

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  • 60 min.

    The man with a hundred children

    Janic, Vuk, 2012

    The Man with 100 Children is an intimate portrait of sperm donor Ed Houben and the women who wish to make use of his services. What motivates this man?

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  • 120 min.

    China is still far

    Bensmail, Malek, 2009

    Director Malek Bensmaïl visits Ghassira, a small village nestled in the Aurès mountains, where fifty years ago the Algerian revolution started.

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  • 61 min.

    Generation '89

    Zmarz-Koczanowicz, Maria, 2002

    A portrait about the 'Generation of Great Change' in Poland.

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Cultural Identity

  • 48 min.

    City of booze

    Helmer, Ulrike A, 2005

    Around 1880, at the height of the gin era gin, the Dutch city Schiedam had 441 distilleries. From Africa to South America people drunk the Schiedam Gin.

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  • 76 min.

    I soeni

    Goeijers, Carin, 2003

    A beautiful portrait of the singer Reinard Dewus, his family and the Sinti culture.

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  • 56 min.

    Waiting for the men

    Ndiaye, Katy Lena, 2007

    In a society apparently dominated by tradition, religion and men, these women unreservedly express themselves.

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  • 58 min.

    Fritkot

    Manuel Poutte, 2010

    In the documentary Fritkot a fritkot is being followed near a train station of a small town. The owner of it is much more than someone who’s baking fries.

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Drugs

  • 90 min.

    Hill of Pleasures

    Maria Ramos, 2013

    In 2011, law and order was restored by military operation in the Hill of Pleasures slum in Rio de Janeiro. The Police became the tool of Brazils new policy of conquering citizenship. How do inhabitants and occupants of the Hill assess their new situation?

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  • 52 min.

    Standing Army

    Parenti, Enrico & Fazi, Thomas, 2010

    During the Second World War America made a start establishing what would later be known as the Military-Industrial Complex, an intricate relation between government legislation, weapons industry and economy.

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  • 52 min.

    The cocaine route

    Gaytan, Thierry, 2013

    Cocaine production and trade are extremely high risk businesses. Nevertheless, in the past decennia, cocaine has become increasingly popular around the world.

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  • 52 min.

    America's Longest War

    Feine, Paul, 2012

    Americas Longest War is a documentary about the war the US government has been waging against, what Nixon called it, public enemy number one: dangerous drugs.

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Education

  • 52 min.

    Campus Kassapa

    Ramirez, Ronnie, 2011

    A story about the university of Lubumbashi in Congo where students have to endure many difficulties to get their diploma.

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  • 72 min.

    Stotters

    Joke Nyssen, 2011

    Jef an 18 year old boy has been suffering from severe stuttering. With his parents he undertook many tries to get rid of that stuttering, but in vain. Now, he will face his problem again, now helped by Gert, his new therapist , a former stutterer himself.

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  • 24 min.

    Angels on our shoulder

    Spitz, Andy, 2008

    On Saturday 17 march 2008, 4 days after xenophobic violence erupted in Alexandra, South Africa, the squatter camps and townships around Germiston and Primrose exploded.

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  • 52 min.

    Inside China's campus

    Ponsin, Camille, 2008

    Inside China's Campus gives the viewer a glimpse into student life in China. Contrary to the free and easygoing lifestyle enjoyed by many university students in the West, studying at in China requires a life of strict self-discipline.

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Housing

  • 59 min.

    When bubbles burst

    Moland, Hans Petter, 2012

    When Bubbles Burst provides a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the global economy, examining the mechanics behind economic bubbles, crashes and suggesting trends for the future.

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  • 50 min.

    Home and Away

    Vyvere, Ann Van de, 2010

    Imagine the following situation: your house is about to explode and you have exactly three seconds to save one item. Which precious item do you rescue from the fire?

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  • 24 min.

    Affectionately known as Alex

    Turken, Danny, 2008

    In this film, four white South African veterans who fought on the border of occupied Namibia and Angola in the 70s and 80s together with thousands of other young white conscript soldiers reflect on their terrifying adventures.

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  • 58 min.

    Money for nothing

    Bruce, Jim, 2013

    The dollar is the most remarkable achievement in the history of money. This piece of paper costs nothing to produce and there i€™s nothing behind it, its value solely based on trust.

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Jobs & Work

  • 77 min.

    Empire of Dust

    Paesschen, Bram Van, 2011

    Two men representing two different cultures clash in the dust of the former Belgian colony, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  • 52 min.

    The Last Knights

    Leopardi, Marco & Cauli, Federico, 2001

    In the Strait of Messina the sword fish hunters pursue their prey with a harpoon. This fascinating fishing technique dates back to the Phoenicians times and today it hardly survive in that strip of sea between Calabria and Sicily.

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  • 9 min.

    Buy Buy Europe 5: What kind of Europe do we want?

    Vos, Pieter de, 2013

    In the last part of the series it becomes clear that big financial and industrial players want to continue perfecting the EU as a free market environment. But after the financial crises and uncertainty, there remains the question: what do we want?

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  • 9 min.

    Buy Buy Europe 4: Bratwurst, Lederhosen and Minijobs

    Vos, Pieter de, 2013

    For the past years, the German economy is set as an example for other EU members. The German industry and banks made fortunes with the dramatic increase of German exports.

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Love & Relationships

  • 48 min.

    Help

    Alexandra Laffin, 2014

    The film follows the work of a callcenter team (day and night) .

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  • 85 min.

    Pleasure and Hysteria

    Bucquoy, Jan, 1994

    A semi-autobiography of the first 28 years of the director, the Flemish anarchist Jan Bucquoy.

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  • 51 min.

    Love at first sight

    Christophe Reyners, 2014

    Five women tell their story " Love story". Each of them lived a love at the first sight experience, a wonderful meeting with the man who will become their torturer afterward.

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  • 60 min.

    The man with a hundred children

    Janic, Vuk, 2012

    The Man with 100 Children is an intimate portrait of sperm donor Ed Houben and the women who wish to make use of his services. What motivates this man?

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Migration & Immigration

  • 46 min.

    The Immigration Judge

    Pekel, Misja, 2008

    The Immigration Judge is the first documentary that gives an insight in a Dutch Immigration Court.

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  • 75 min.

    Far from the villages

    Zuchuat , Olivier, 2008

    Filmmaker Olivier Zuchuat joins the refugees of the Darfur conflict in eastern Chad where they create their own way of life and means of survival.

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  • 60 min.

    Campo Santo

    Pastecchia, Sonia, 2008

    The director’s parents left Esanatoglia in Italy to come and work in Belgium in the fifties. New migrants from Europe and around the world are now coming to work in this prosperous part of Italy and are moving into the village.

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  • 50 min.

    Home and Away

    Vyvere, Ann Van de, 2010

    Imagine the following situation: your house is about to explode and you have exactly three seconds to save one item. Which precious item do you rescue from the fire?

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Penitentiary System

  • 54 min.

    Agapitova and the rescued ones

    Geka, Dzintra, 2009

    Images of a landscape of frozen rivers, snowy hills and abandoned cottages portray the desolate location were once thousands were forced to survive. During the 1940s, deportation to Soviets gulags in Siberia has been a death sentence for the majority.

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  • 56 min.

    The Runaway

    Pawlowski, Marek Tomasz, 2007

    The protagonist of this documentary film has led an extraordinary life, including an escape from concentration camp Auschwitz.

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  • 97 min.

    Los ladrones viejos

    Gonzalez, Everardo, 2007

    Los ladrones viejos portrays a melanchonic image of the Mexico of forty years ago, when being a thief was a real profession. The former thieves are now old men serving their sentence in prison.

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  • 50 min.

    Prison Blues

    Vredeveld, Saskia, 2002

    The Bijlmer bajes correctional facility is a highlevel penitentiary on the outskirts of Amsterdam. The documentary film Prison Blues by Saskia Vredeveld is an open and honest portrait of life inside this penitentiary.

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Poverty

  • 61 min.

    The song of the flower

    Jacques Dochamps, 2013

    Threatened by the oil industry, the people of Sarayaku in Amazon leads a relentless struggle for survival.

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  • 90 min.

    Welcome to Paradise

    Poutte, Manuel, 2008

    From a refugee camp to a small american town, the film depicts the destiny of a somali couple, candidate to asylum.

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  • 52 min.

    Campus Kassapa

    Ramirez, Ronnie, 2011

    A story about the university of Lubumbashi in Congo where students have to endure many difficulties to get their diploma.

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  • 58 min.

    Two Sisters

    Jasna Krajinovic`, 2006

    Violeta and Vyollca Dukay live in the south of Kosovo, close to the border with Albania. Faced with a very high unemployment in their country since the end of the war, they became deminers.

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Prostitution

  • 52 min.

    Nord-Sud.com

    Ducat, Francois, 2007

    "North-South.com" looks at the relations between the developed and developing worlds through the prism of relationships between white men and black women on the internet.

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  • 60 min.

    Domitiana Road

    Montesarchio, Romano, 2008

    The Domitiana is an ancient Roman road, on the border between the provinces of Naples and Caserta. Traditionally it was built for leisure, nowadays the noblest of roads has become the very worse.

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  • 54 min.

    The Girls of Phnom Penh

    Watson, Matthew, 2009

    Girls of Phnom Penh is a documentary about the girls who work in the Sex Industry in Cambodia .

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  • 60 min.

    Cambodia: The Virginity Trade

    Watson, Matthew, 2009

    Cambodia: The Virginity Trade is a compelling and alarming account of the lives of girls and women affected by the virginity trade and sex industry present in Cambodia.

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Refugees

  • 75 min.

    Far from the villages

    Zuchuat , Olivier, 2008

    Filmmaker Olivier Zuchuat joins the refugees of the Darfur conflict in eastern Chad where they create their own way of life and means of survival.

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  • 113 min.

    The arrivals

    Bories, Claudine & Chagnard, Patrice, 2012

    A painful but important French documentary about what happens to a handful of foreigners who present themselves as asylum-seekers to a Paris charitable organization specialized in such cases, seeking permission to remain in France.

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  • 50 min.

    Home and Away

    Vyvere, Ann Van de, 2010

    Imagine the following situation: your house is about to explode and you have exactly three seconds to save one item. Which precious item do you rescue from the fire?

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  • 74 min.

    Refugees: who needs them?

    Miles Roston, 2012

    A very touching view on the lives of refugees in The Netherlands, brought with a bit of humor.

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Religion

  • 29 min.

    Holy Face

    Bodasinki, Maciej & Dokowicz, Leszeck & Gorny, Grzegorz, 2006

    The Rector of the Shrine, Fr. Carmine Cucinelli, OFM, Cap., describes the story of Fr. Donato da Bomba regarding the arrival of the Holy Face in Manoppello in 1506 through a mysterious pilgrim to the Church of San Nicola.

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  • 55 min.

    My Genius Brother Harry

    Roy Dames, 2013

    A call about the imminent closure of its ancient church is the reason for Roy Dames discovery that the death of his brother in 1974 is not a finished story, but a tucked away past.

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  • 58 min.

    Tears of an Afghan Warlord

    Pascale Bourgaux, 2011

    The documentary Tears of an Afghan Warlord gives a unique insight in the influence of the Taliban on the people of Afghanistan. The story is set in the village Dasht-e Qaleh, deep down in rural Afghanistan.

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  • 56 min.

    3 Years, 3 months, 3 days

    Franik, Nicolas & Lazarev, Anouchka, 2011

    Didier has a great life, but somehow he feels that something had always been missing for him to be truly happy. In his view, there is only one possible solution: remove himself from the world and go on what Tibetan Buddhists call the Three Year Retreat.

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Sex

  • 85 min.

    Pleasure and Hysteria

    Bucquoy, Jan, 1994

    A semi-autobiography of the first 28 years of the director, the Flemish anarchist Jan Bucquoy.

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  • 85 min.

    Once Upon a Porn

    John B. Root, 2013

    This is everything you always wanted to know about a (French) porn shoot.

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  • 58 min.

    Love and Sex in China

    Anne Loussouarn, 2013

    In the documentary Love and Sex in China we get a glimpse of the culture surrounding partnership and marriage in China.

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  • 54 min.

    The Girls of Phnom Penh

    Watson, Matthew, 2009

    Girls of Phnom Penh is a documentary about the girls who work in the Sex Industry in Cambodia .

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Sports

  • 56 min.

    Red Coin, Blue Coin

    Marcoen, Alain, 2008

    From ring to ring, this film plunges into the world of boxing. It gives an impressionist portrait of men and women driven by this popular sport and reflects the life of a region.

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  • 55 min.

    Ring! A Boxing Story

    Barbieri, Giotto, 2006

    Dedication and hard work are the most important traits for all top sporters, including professional boxers.

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  • 58 min.

    Maserati: Story of a Legend

    Nannavecchia, Nicola & Dini, Dino, 2010

    Maserati has been one of the legends of motor racing for almost a century. Numerous interviews with the protagonists and witnesses confirm the epic deeds of Maserati.

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  • 75 min.

    Ready to fly

    Kerig, William A, 2012

    A female speed enthusiast with nerves of steel, this is an accurate description of the professional ski jumping champion Lindsey Van.

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Travel

  • 70 min.

    Rooms without a view

    Marre, Emmauel, 2013

    A portrait of a hotel where many different people share the the same uniform environment.

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  • 52 min.

    Blue Gold

    Pierpont, Damien de, 2007

    The water problem in Marrakech goes to the heart of what defines the question of Moroccan economic development. Drought, mass tourism, globalisation...

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  • 50 min.

    In Search of Happiness; Sweden

    Woringer, Erik, 2012

    Sweden is a country known for it's vast natural heritage. While some have sustained a lifestyle connected to the nature that surrounds them, others have developed environmentally conscious structures and activities in urban centers.

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  • 52 min.

    In Search of Happiness; India

    Woringer, Erik, 2012

    The best place to start looking for true happiness is the country famous for it's art of well being and smiling people: India. This journey to India is the first episode of the ten episode series In search of Happiness.

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Youth & Children

  • 17 min.

    Nadia's Tics

    Laetitia Schoofs, 2011

    The first day of high school is very stressful for 12-year-old Nadia.

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  • 91 min.

    I will get better tomorrow

    Detours, Vincent and Henry, Dominique, 2009

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  • 60 min.

    The man with a hundred children

    Janic, Vuk, 2012

    The Man with 100 Children is an intimate portrait of sperm donor Ed Houben and the women who wish to make use of his services. What motivates this man?

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  • 72 min.

    Stotters

    Joke Nyssen, 2011

    Jef an 18 year old boy has been suffering from severe stuttering. With his parents he undertook many tries to get rid of that stuttering, but in vain. Now, he will face his problem again, now helped by Gert, his new therapist , a former stutterer himself.

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