CARNET DE NOTES A DEUX VOIX
Version longue

by Frédéric Fichefet & Rajae Essefiani

Film proposal for Maghreb immigration in Belgium.
This film is about an uprising. Not like those we watch on television, not those that are forgotten.
This film is an invisible and silent 'uprising' between a girl and a minister. One morning in September, the minister whispers to the girl: "I wonder if there is a link between ethnicity and crime".
The earth trembles, the girl climbs to the wall. She thinks of the young people she meets in the street, she thinks of her brothers, her father. Yes, she thinks of her father who no longer wants to see her, she thinks about a 1964 letter of record, which invited the Moroccans to come and work in Belgium. And in the 1980s, when politicians threw "immigrants down".
And it's like a 'native earthquake'.
At the bottom of the wall, a boy from nowhere looks at her. Together, they decide to leave in search of a history of Maghrebian immigration to Belgium.
This is a film in several stages. "Notebook with two voices" is the prologue.

Un film en plusieurs étapes. « Carnet de notes à deux voix » en est le prologue.




73' - Betacam SP - Color - Stéréo

CAST

Marc Vermilghen
Hugo Coveliers
Hadja Lahbib
Alex Fégui
Nabil
Mohamed Mourhit

PRODUCTION

Olivier Rausin

CO-PRODUCTION

Gsara
RTBF (Télévision belge)
Bruxelles/Brussel 2000
KunstenFESTIVALdesArts
Frédéric Fichefet et Rajae Essefiani

DISTRIBUTION

Big Bang Distribution (Distribution Benelux)

Director

Frédéric FICHEFET & Rajae ESSEFIANI

Rajae Essefiani, of Moroccan origin, is a journalist, and Frédéric Fichefet, a Belgian, is an editor and director. He has directed a number of documentaries, including Al Qantara, Clejani (2005) and 'Les perdants n'écrivent pas l'histoire' (The losers do not Write History) (2001).
This feature-length documentary is the completion of a first draft of 34, realized in the framework of 'Brussels 2000', which questions the history and consequences of Maghrebian immigration to Belgium.

Photography