Le Pacha, ma mère et moiNevine Gertis

Filmmaker Nevine's childhood is all about the Kurdish cause. Her mother, a staunch activist, has defended the Kurdish people all her life, a struggle she herself inherited from her father. Now that her mother is 80 and Nevine is becoming a mom herself, she reflects on this family legacy. Should she too be committed to the cause? Or will the struggle fade with each generation? Can we separate ourselves from our heritage and still give meaning to our roots and help future generations build their identities?

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Belgian selection

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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The screening of 23.03 will be followed by an Q&A with the director and the main character


Directed by Nevine Gertis
2023 83 min.
Dutch, French, Kurdish, English
Subtitles: English


Belgian selection


Nevine Gertis


Bram Crols, Mark Daems

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