Once upon a time, inter­na­tional film stars paid their respect on the red carpet of Ciné Rubens, back then the largest and most modern cinema in Belgium. Today, at the same address, various migrant fami­lies live under one roof and dish antennas and clothes­lines deco­rate the grubby looking building. In this docu­men­tary, the resi­dents talk about migra­tion, iden­tity and being rooted in society. Mean­while, in the local Flemish pub across the street, the patrons muse about the white past of the neigh­bour­hood, while in the African barber­shop the multi-coloured present is the talk of the town. The jazzy sound­track connects the stir­ring stories.

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Title: Carnotstraat 17
Year: 2015
Duration : 1 hour, 26 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2015

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