My Aunts from Ghent

The documentary My Aunts From Ghent tells the story of Jemâa, Saâdia and Fatima, three adventurous Moroccan sisters who migrated to Belgium in the 1970s to work as nannies for Flemish families. When the sisters travel back to the village where they were born, it becomes clear that they don’t feel at home anymore. In Belgium they will always be immigrants; in Morocco they’ve become too westernised.

Belgium/Morocco, 2012, 83 min. & 55 min.
With the support of the Flemish Audiovisual Fund
For the Flemish Public Television VRT, Canvas and Dutch Television NTR and Hollanddoc.

An educational guideline was developed in collaboration with Nakhla for making social issues such as diversity and racism, identity, gender and migration open to discussion in organisations and schools. http://www.nakhla.be/uploads/articles/artists/10b7dd8b-ddf4-40e0-9d6e-d3c768d0518a.pdf