IFI Documentary Festival: GODS OF MOLENBEEK

Director: Reetta Huhtanen

72 mins, Finland-Belgium-Germany, 2018, Digital, Subtitled

The Molenbeek district of Brussels has become famous as a centre of suicide bombings and social unrest; Reetta Huhtanen captures the area through the innocent eyes of Aatos and Amine, two imaginative 6-year-olds who live in the same building block. Aatos is of Finish-Chilean descent, while Amine comes from Brussels’ notable Muslim migrant community – together they ponder existential questions of god, religion and the meaning of life. With refreshing clarity, the inquisitive children strip spirituality down to its basic principles and question knowledge itself.

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Screening as part of the 2019 IFI Documentary Festival,  25th – 29th September. Full details here.

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