The Art of Becoming
DIRECTOR: Hanne Phlypo & Catherine Vuylsteke
PRODUCTION: Clin d’œil films (BE)
SPECS: Sony F3 + movielens - 60' - 2013
SHOOTING LOCATION: Belgium / Turkey
EN - ‘The art of becoming’ is a poetical documentary on three unaccompanied minors from Afghanistan, Syria and Guinea, who hope for a stable future in Europe. Their stories are intertwined; Fattah toils in Istanbul, hoping to earn enough for the journey to Greece and then Italy; Saleh has been living in Europe for three years but yearns for his parents; and Mamadou tries to hang on to his job and his education in Belgium in spite of having become an undocumented migrant. Through their stories the entire cycle of migration is portrayed, from the unrealistic projections of Europe to the specific life in a care-center or the relentless struggle to avoid deportation.
FR - À travers les récits de trois mineurs étrangers non accompagnés en provenance d'Afghanistan, de Syrie et de Guinée, l'ensemble du cycle de la migration est décrit, des projections irréalistes sur l'Europe jusqu’à la vie spécifique dans un centre de réfugiés en passant par la lutte acharnée pour éviter l'expulsion.
Grand Prix & RTBF Award Festival des Libertés, Belgium, 2013
Ensor nomination for Best Documentary @ Film Festival Ostende, 2013