Synopsis:
Bounded by the Willebroek canal, the old working class and industrial heart of the city, cut off by the North-South railway and mutilated by the unfinished projects of the “Manhattan Plan”, the neighbourhood revolves around the Gare du Nord train station where each day tens of thousands of commuters come from all over the country to work in the nearby office buildings... There are so many of them that one can sometimes forget that the neighbourhood remains working class, with many immigrants. It’s a neighbourhood full of contrasts, and this film is as well... The second episode (the first was titled Urban Workshops #1 - Flagey) of the Urban Workshops initiated by the Brussels Video Centre (CVB) and Plus Tôt Te Laat (PTTL), “Great North” was filmed by a dozen Brussels residents, most of whom live or work in the Nord neighbourhood. They each take a look at this place, which everyone defines differently, imbued as it is with different realities and divided by sharp boundaries, both physical and mental.
Director's filmography:
- Ateliers Urbains #2 - Le grand Nord (2011 - Feature)
Web:
http://www.ateliers-urbains.be
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2011
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
66'
Original Version:
Français, Néerlandais
Majority:
Yes
Production:
CVB - Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles - VIDEP
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