Globe Aroma




Dream or impossible fantasy?

In the North quarter of Brussels, in the shadow of the ‘Manhattan’ towers, migrants, local residents and chance passers-by cross each other’s paths. Said, a new inhabitant of Brussels who lives in this neighbourhood, dreams of giving his family a better future. He would like to set up an independent ambulance service. He sacrifices everything for this dream, but it soon becomes clear it is no more than an impossible fantasy. A harsh confrontation with social injustice.

• Globe Aroma, the Brussels socio-artistic workplace founded in 2002, stimulates encounters in the city. It enables people to learn about the richness of other people’s cultures and creates opportunities for refugees and newcomers with artistic abilities. Together with residents and visitors in Brussels’ North quarter, Globe Aroma is making the short social fiction film Brussels North. Directed by Jan Geers and Jamal Boukhriss.

You can follow the film making process on Facebook.

scénario Jan Geers | mise en scène Jan Geers & Jamal Boukhriss | avec et par El Hadji Abou Sy, Emmanuèlle Pollet, Gamero Lizarraga Scherezade, Georgette Vandecruys, Hein van den Brempt, Hussein Ali Al Zoubaidi, Jacques Bugingo, Jeanine Hannaert, Jean-Pierre Tourneur, Juliette Vrancken, Lize Peeters, Luce Aerts, Mahamadou Abdoulaye, Mohamed Akalay, Mohammed Aitba, Morlaye Conté, Mustapha Hadir, Nicole Lehaux, Saïd El Jaroudi, Samba Sy, Scherezade Lizarrago Gamero, Shilemeza Prins, Souhil Moulay Taib, Souleymane Diané, Thomas Van Campenhout, Yao Issifou, Youri Dirkx | musique Tuur Florizoone | premier assistant réalisateur Soraya Verbeke| chef opérateur Frederic Van Zandycke | chef eléctro Abdel Mousshine | chef machino Guillaume Renoir | montage Frederik Vandewalle | son Moustache sound | costumes Britt Angé | décor Severine Closset | production Globe Aroma | coproduction Kaaitheater | remerciements LDC De Harmonie & buurthuis Millenaire | avec le soutien de la ville de Bruxelles, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, de Vlaamse minister van Cultuur, de Vlaamse minister bevoegd voor Brussel, la région de Bruxelles-capitale et la Ministre bruxelloise en charge du Port, Welzijnszorg