Nettoyer Schaerbeek

Cleaning Schaerbeek

When the terror alert level in Belgium was raised, the Interior Minister announced he was going to clean up the infamous Molenbeek district. Meanwhile, a resident of the Schaerbeek district discovered strange proceedings in front of her window. She informed the authorities and filmed what's happening ... An amusing look at paranoia and the obsession with security.

Director's Biography
Farah Kassem
Born in 1987, Farah Kassem finished her BA degree in audiovisual studies from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA). She has been working as a director, editor and D.O.P on documentaries for Al Jazeera and Al Jazeera documentary channels.

Film Selection: Nettoyer Schaerbeek (Cleaning Schaerbeek, 2017, doc short) — My Father Looks Like Abdel Nasser (2012, doc short)   
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2018
Farah Kassem
Lebanon / Belgium 2017
19 minutes
Arabic / French
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Farah Kassem
Cinematography Farah Kassem
Editing Farah Kassem
Sound/Sounddesign Farah Kassem
Music Yohan Dumas
Producer(s) Farah Kassem
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animation Film 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

Kombi-Programm (68 min)