We are very pleased that our documentary 'What Happened in the Tent' will be screened in one of the oldest and most beautiful theaters in Belgium! De Roma has always been more than 'just' a cinema. It's a place where the world meets. People from different places, backgrounds and languages find each other in this room filled with history.
'What Happened in the Tent', is an 'acrobatic' tale told by documentary makers Majd Khalifeh and Roel Nollet, in which they search for the inner power of circus, and its ability to connect people across borders. An exchange project between two circus schools - one at the Palestinian West Bank, the other one in Molenbeek in Belgium - brings two groups of youngsters from vulnerable backgrounds together. Each group has its own story about the way they are perceived by others, but they try to bend the negativity, the violence and the discrimination they are confronted with, into a constructive project. 'What Happened in the Tent' is a question and a statement at the same time. The moment they enter the circus, their world changes. Circus doesn't only mean movements and tricks to them, but a way to deal with the challenges they face in the environment they live in.
After the film, documentary makers Roel Nollet and Majd Khalifeh will answer all your questions! The conversation will be moderated by VRT journalist Phara de Aguirre.
Make sure to book your tickets, because we want this place to be crowded to the max!