About 100 years ago, The Kaja Kaja, a tribe in Papua, was almost extinct by a genital disease. The Belgian missionary Petrus Vertenten could prevent that.
In his footsteps, Jimmy Hendrickx is travelling to a remote part of Papua. Reporters are not welcome here so Jimmy acts like he is the cousin of Vertenten. After a trip of 5 days, Jimmy finds out that things aren't the way they were before and his friend Leo holds a dark secret...
©2017 Jimmy Hendrickx, Kristian Van der Heyden and Gieljan Van Goethem.
5 women, one city.
#WeAreKabul is about women's rights in Afghanistan. 5 women, each with her own, magnificent story, are working hard for a better future for their country.
As so many Afghans, these women display an incredible force of positivism and bravery. Although, the doubt is never far away: what if things get worse? How long do they stay, and (when) do they leave?
#WeAreKabul has been broadcasted on Belgian national television channel Canvas during the programme 'Vranckx'.
© 2016 Tine Vanhee & Gieljan Van Goethem
BelDUB is a movie about the many faces of reggae music in Belgium.
It brings the story of a musical scene in the margins, from the pioneering years up until today, and meets DJ’s, producers and musicians for whom reggae became their gospel.
Andreas Peeters & Gieljan Van Goethem found their way through heavy basses and resonant echoes, and found the dark side of reggae, looking deep into the eyes of DUB.
BelDUB has been broadcasted on Belgian digital television 'Op Acht'. You can watch the full movie online on www.beldubdocu.be
© 2015 Andreas Peeters & Gieljan Van Goethem
Worthy of the Crown is a documentary about Yemi Oduwale.
Yemi has a Belgian mother and a Nigerian father. He is born and raised in Europe and doesn't know anything about the culture of the Yoruba, one of West-Africa's largest tribes he belongs to.
Now, Yemi's grandfather is ill, so it's time to go and meet him. After all, it's been more than 15 years since Yemi was in Nigeria.
Together with his friend and cameraman Gieljan he leaves for Nigeria to embark on a trip of a lifetime. They meet up with 'opa' who tells them he wants Yemi to succeed him as a 'chief' in Nigeria. They travel to Okeigbo, a small village where they find out that Yemi - short for Adeyemi (Worthy of the Crown) - has royal blood and he is destined to wear the crown. Will they stay? Will they leave?
Worthy Of The Crown has been broadcasted on Belgian national television channel Canvas during the programme 'Vranckx'.
© 2014 Yemi Oduwale, Roel Nollet & Gieljan Van Goethem