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WHY WE FIGHT? by Alain Platel & Mirjam Devriendt in Belgian cinemas NOW! More info here.

Why We Fight?

Directed by Mirjam Devriendt & Alain Platel, 2021

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Creative documentary, Belgium


WHY WE FIGHT? is a cinematographic film that tries to understand the violence around us, but also within ourselves, in order to better cope with the world today.


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Upcoming screenings:
Tickets and info here!

Past screenings:
14/10/2021 - 20:00 - World premiere @ Film Fest Gent


★★★★ "an impressive film"

De Standaard



"An intimate combination of violence and extreme tenderness"

Le Libre

“Visually stunning”

Business Doc Europe


A film by Mirjam Devriendt & Alain Platel

Producer Emmy Oost

Co-producers Christian Beetz & Tuan Lam, Gebrueder Beetz (DE) & Onomatopee Films (BE)

With the support of Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Creative Europe Media of the European Union, Pascal Decroos Fund, City of Ghent, Culture Ghent, The Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government via Flanders Tax Shelter, The Corona Emergency Fund of the Flanders Government, ZDF in association with ARTE, VRT CANVAS, RTBF Télévision Belge - Unité Documentaire

DOP Mirjam Devriendt

Editor Dieter Diependaele

Sound Jean-François Levillain

Composer Steven Prengels

With Bérengère Bodin, Samir M'Kirech, TK Russell

With Tinneke Beeckman, Philipp Blom, Teodor Currentzis, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Koert Debeuf


Film Fest Gent 2021 (BE) World premiere

The Dancescreen 2019 Pitching Sessions (DE)

Venice Gap-Financing Market (IT) September 2020

CPH:FORUM (DK) March 2020

IMZ Pitching Sessions at Avant Première - Berlinale (DE) February 2020

Reconnext 2020 (BE)