ParadigmaJozef Devillé, Pablo Eekman

A captivating journey through the most extraordinary visual footage from past decades. Not only does it reveal something about the past, it also sheds a light on our contemporary perspective. This essayistic documentary uses stunning archival footage to reveal that our society is defined by the stories we tell and the paradigms we create as a result.

Using only archive material, Paradigma shows our modern-day problems are all but recent. Stories about economic crisis, climate change, distrust in democracy and even fake news have existed for decades. The strange images from our rich visual archive, sometimes unintentionally funny, create a window on the present. A unique collage making us reflect on the seemingly inevitable imagery influencing us all.

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Belgian selection

DOCVILLE presents the best Belgian documentaries of the past year in a very varied selection: compelling stories about people who live for their passion, whether it be cycling, circuit riding or mermaids, but also socially probing stories about illegal adoption, the dangers of criticism under Putin, the link between jazz and decolonization or the abominable conditions in Vorst prison. Finally, there are also films with a more philosophical angle on the transience of the human body or the impact of imaging. The best film may call itself the winner of the Jury Prize for Best Belgian Documentary.

Society Essay Historical documentary

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The screening of 22.03 will be followed by an Q&A of the directors


Directed by Jozef Devillé, Pablo Eekman
2024 90 min.
Dutch, English
Subtitles: English


Belgian selection


Jozef Devillé, Pablo Eekman


Jurgen Buedts

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