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Why we fight?

Directed by Mirjam Devriendt & Alain Platel, 2022

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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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A film by Mirjam Devriendt & Alain Platel

Image by Chris Van der Burght

Producer Emmy Oost

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

With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, ZDF/arte, VRT/Canvas, RTBF, Creative Europe MEDIA, Pascal Decroos Fund, Belgian Tax Shelter

DOP Mirjam Devriendt

Additional images Pierre-Philippe Hofmann, Mira De Boose


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)