Under the tutelage of commander Walter Van Dyck, young recruits of the Belgian Armed Forces receive their basic military training. By means of role-play, an image of their future as Professional soldiers steadily appears. Echo meticulously documents this intentional metamorphosis, in which subjects are instructed in a new way of looking, listening and thinking.
The screening will be followed by discussion with its director Ruben Desiere.
Echo / Ruben Desiere / Belgium / 2022 / 74 min.
Political regimes and conflicts
FLY SO FAR
Imagine that you are pregnant. You are in your ninth month. You feel an intense pain. You faint. When you wake up, you are at the hospital, surrounded by police officers. They accuse you of having killed your own baby. This is the story of Teodora Vásquez, the spokes person of the Seventeen accused of …
CHILDREN OF THE MIST
DI is a 13-year-old girl living in a village lost in the mist of North Vietnamese mountains. She is fortunate in that she is part of the first generation of kids whom have the opportunity to have access to education, but she must convince her parents that studying is not a waste of time and …
Sofia, Hedvig and Maja grew up together on the countryside in Southern Sweden with their mom Carolina – a radiant personality and a devoted mother. In 2010 Carolina took her own life. That day, Hedvig turned ten years old. Maja found Carolina first. Sofia only remembers that every one kept her from looking through the windows. Left behind were …