WHAT Happened in the tent
Roel Nollet // Majd Khalifeh // 2018 // 60 min
'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: 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. They discover art can be an effective and alternative way of resistance. '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.
screenings coming up!
"I watched it, and I absolutely adored it! Sometimes I just didn't know if I was in Birzeit or in Molenbeek, in Jaffa or Ostend, or who spoke which language where. This is a dream start for our festival. We are very proud that we can HOST your premiere!"
/// Hildegard De Vuyst - Under Construction Festival /// dramaturg les ballets C de la B /// festival de marseille
21 November 2017 // CC DE FACTORIJ - ZAVENTEM
16 February 2018 // UNDER CONSTRUCTION FESTIVAL - MINARD GENT
2 March 2018 // GLOBALICIOUS - DE CENTRALE GENT
23 March 2018 // INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL - MANJM CULTURE LAB HAIFA
24 April 2018 // DE ROMA ANTWERPEN
4 May 2018 // UNDER CONSTRUCTION FESTIVAL - BIRZEIT RAMALLAH
17 May 2018 // CIRKL FESTIVAL - LEUVEN
24 May 2018 // BOZAR BRUSSEL
30 May 2018 // QUAI 22 NAMEN
17 September 2018 // DE KUNSTHUMANIORA ANTWERPEN
21 September 2018 // GC DEN BOOMGAARD BROECHEM
27 September 2018 // GC NEKKERSDAL LAKEN
18 October 2018 // KLAPPEI ANTWERPEN
26 October 2018 // FUTURE PROOF - DE STELPLAATS LEUVEN
13 December 2018 // FESTIVAL VAN DE GELIJKHEID - SPHINX CINEMA GENT
2 February 2019 // HUIS VAN CULTUREN - MAISON DES CULTURES MOLENBEEK