Catching the Pirate KingLennart Stuyck, Maarten Stuyck

In 2009, the Belgian ship Pompeii was harshly hijacked by Somali pirates. A remarkable, blood-curdling story that has little in common with the nostalgic rebellious Hollywood image the word piracy evokes. The pirates, moving in small rowboats, have nothing to lose. The crew of the Belgian ship everything... A fascinating flashback featuring not only the crew involved and the Belgian police, but also the former Somali pirates.

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DOCVILLE presents the ten best Belgian documentaries of the past year. Films that capture special places in our country, such as a small pigsty or an operating room where hypnosis is used, but also films that look beyond national borders and zoom in on, for example, Iceland, Congo, Ireland or Turkey. Documentaries made by familiar faces or by young newcomers. The strongest film will be announced the winner of the Jury Prize for Best Belgian Documentary.
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This screening is followed by an Q&A with the directors


Directed by Lennart Stuyck, Maarten Stuyck
2022 101 min.
Dutch, French, English
Subtitles: English


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