Enfants du hasard

Contemporary Lives

(Belgio / 2017 / 98’)

Cheratte is an ancient mining city in Belgium. There is a class of foreign children that are finishing their last year of primary school. Their teacher is Brigitte, who with enthusiastic sweetness prepare them to be successful in a world that is changing. All grandchildren of old mining pioneers, most of them Islamic migrants from Turkey, these little heroes are trying to find a meaning in their lives while they reflect on the recent historical events. The film is a hymn to life from the voice of the innocents, and it weaves past, present and future together. Enfants du Hasard captures a fragile moment in these children’s lives, a gap between the age of inattention to the one of the awareness.