', Saving Stella: the incredible story of a Syrian-Brussels refugee and his dog. The debts accumulate and Pierre is exhausted at work. Nevertheless, you want to keep telling the story of your flight. Where did the idea for this American children’s book come from? There are many checkpoints, so when Joannes and Fares were in the car with the dog and told their story at the checkpoints, of course they were not believed. Abou Fakher: No. I think the story’s power lies in its simplicity. They are not my words, but those of Deborah Blumenthal. Abou Fakher: It all started with an interview in Woef (a Belgian dog magazine, ed. I love the way she did it, and of course I had no involvement in that. She had already worked with Bloomsbury Publishing – a big publishing house that published the Harry Potter series but is also known for academic books. Do you think that there is a more broad-ranging story here for adults or young adults? Deborah contacted me because of that article. Informations; Videos; Pictures; Casting; Opinions & Press × Share %t7% %t9% Parents d'Elèves Trailer (1) - French ver. In a Hollywood movie, Stella would have come dashing towards you at the airport in Zaventem to jump into your arms, but in reality and in the book, that is not what happened. «Filles de joie» a été sélectionné par un jury national composé à parts égales de membres issus de la Communauté flamande et de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. For example, some people might wonder who captained the rubber dinghy in which I crossed the Mediterrane- an Sea. Deborah just adapted it so that it would be appropriate and readable for children. It's the time of happy days, at least at the beginning. Abou Fakher: To be completely clear: I didn’t write the story myself. Om BRUZZ.be in optimale omstandigheden te bezoeken, raden we je aan om je browser bij te werken naar de meest recente versie of over te schakelen naar een andere browser zoals bijvoorbeeld Google Chrome. That is an age at which other children are normally thinking about other things. The way she drew Damascus or my journey is accurate to a certain extent, but is also the result of her artistic vision. Release date: 12 February 2020. (Laughs) and we thus live separated from one another. Despite the love of his wife... Four friends, all high school teachers, test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood. Thanks to luck and hard work, I was doing better than them at some point, so I thought it was the only solution and my responsibility. Daardoor is het mogelijk dat sommige onderdelen van deze website niet optimaal werken. Abou Fakher: The Lebanese authorities are very strict with Syrians. Five years ago the Brussels-based composer, musician, and sound designer Bassel Abou Fakher fled from Syria to Belgium. And now there is also an American children’s book in which Abou Fakher himself plays an important role, but of which the real star is his big white dog Stella. That article had apparently been sold to a German and then a New York-based dog magazine. Entre Le Caire et Bruxelles: genèse de la Palme d'Or du court-métrage avec Sameh Alaa Film Yassine brouwt de eerste Marokkaanse tripel Eat & Drink Alle dagen wafelenbak: de Knalgele Kubus blaast het Marc Sleen Museum nieuw leven in Art & Books interview De Brusselse oorlogsjaren in stripvorm gegoten Art & Books 'Filles de joie' wordt Belgische inzending voor de Oscars Film Brussels … Abou Fakher: And without tranquilizers because she had vomited them out due to the stress. Country : France, Belgium (2019) Original language: French "Filles de joie" Trailer French ver. Abou Fakher: I am conscious of the fact that I will be associated with this story for a while. The travel cage was new to her, it was cold on the flight, and she had also had a layover in Turkey. Twenty years later, the farm expanded, so did the family. But Stella has been my constant compan- ion ever since. Filles de joie débute par une scène de cinéma classique, légèrement re-visitée. They are refugees who pay the traffickers less money because the lives of the passengers are in their hands, and because they are considered traffickers if they are intercepted by the authorities. (only in Dutch), presents the most important news stories of the past week every Saturday. Bassel Abou Fakher: Perhaps, but I never considered it, even though bringing her here was very challenging. Stella is a living creature like us, but there must have been moments when you wondered why you were taking so many risks. When I was eighteen, I got into that rubber dinghy as I fled to Europe. Perhaps even at schools? Undine works as a historian lecturing on Berlin's urban development. I didn’t know anything about that. I am interested in explaining other elements that people probably don’t know about because they don’t know anyone who can tell them. Directed by : Frédéric Fonteyne & Anne Paulicevich. She did recognize me, but she was very stressed and distant. Abou Fakher: I have wondered about that idea, and that might be something to explore in the future. So he stayed behind with Stella, but it was quite difficult for him because in addition to my grandmother he also had to take care of himself. During those two hours, Fares as a Syrian was checked again and ultimately, he had to spend a night in gaol and pay a fine because they thought his story was suspicious. «Filles de joie», réalisé par Frédéric Fonteyne et Anne Paulicevich, représentera la Belgique aux Oscars, annonce mardi Wallonie Bruxelles Images dans un communiqué. Qui sont-elles, elles qui contournent le cliché du corps féminin … Série sur l’affaire Wesphael coproduite par Netflix: voici quand seront diffusés les deux premiers épisodes sur RTL! Conditions générales d’utilisation - I didn’t want to lie, and certainly not to children. Je gebruikt een verouderde versie van deze browser (Internet Explorer 11). So what you read in the book is the true story. But when the man she loves leaves her, the ancient myth catches up with her. Not only for me, but also for Joannes, who went to pick her up in Beirut, Lebanon, for Fares, who helped him there, and for my father, who had to find the taxi driver Rasheed, who drove Stella from Damascus in Syria to Beirut. What were the most perilous moments during the whole undertaking? While he, after fleeing across the Mediterranean Sea in a rickety boat, spent a year waiting for his papers in the hospitable family of his friend Joannes in Brussels, he hatched the complex, risky, and also somewhat unusual plan to bring his dog, which had stayed behind in Syria, to Belgium. I do not remember precisely who, but someone said: she’s a big dog, but let’s try to bring her over anyway.”. PhotoGallery "Filles de joie" (5) Casting. Her illustrations also have a big impact, of course. The trained cellist, who after fleeing from Syria and being recognized in Belgium made a name for himself with the Qotob Trio, has stopped performing live onstage, but he now works as a composer of music for films and commercials, a sound engineer, and producer. Frédéric Fonteyne Anne Paulicevich with Sara Forestier Noémie Lvovsky Jonas Bloquet /10 (0 ) Trailer Share Give your opinion. Set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending Annapolis becomes a reality. Conditions générales de vente - The captains are not people traffickers because they would never risk it themselves. receive a BRUZZ selection in your mailbox every Thursday and dive into your cultural weekend well prepared. It took her a while to recover. The refugee crisis is not simply going to disappear. Stella had to travel separately from Joannes in the hold of the plane. Even the names of the characters are all just your real names. When we first got Stella in Syria, there was no war, and nobody could have predicted how much the situation would change. It has not been romanticized or made more spectac- ular than it was. Filles de joie. Politique de cookies - It is of course difficult to congratulate yourself, but the first time I held the book in my hands, it moved me and it was almost like experiencing it all again physically. Stella is the Canadian shepherd that you might see Abou Fakher walking in the neighbourhood where he lives in Sint-Gillis/Saint-Gilles. Filles de joie. Abou Fakher: Of course. Charte des médias, Tour de France : résultats et classements, La femme de Nagui dézinguée par des internautes après une photo: «Vous aurez une place à l’hôpital, mon mari est mort» (photo), L’initiative de VOO face à la deuxième vague de coronavirus et les nouvelles mesures: VOD Premium relancé, Phil Collins, au plus mal, à nouveau photographié en fauteuil roulant: l’inquiétude grandit chez les fans (photos). Pierre is 25 when he returns from Wyoming to find Claire his fiancée and take over the family farm. Apart from a few details, I thought her first version was very good. Film event in Brussels, Belgium by Festival SNAP and 3 others on Friday, February 21 2020 with 180 people interested. Hoe reageren via Disqus? stay up to date with daily current affairs from Monday to Saturday. I got a message from a German friend at one point, telling me that I was in a German magazine. Le long métrage pourra de cette manière prétendre à l’Oscar du meilleur film international, à condition qu’il soit retenu par la suite parmi les films nommés qui seront annoncés le 15 mars. If you can tell children what I was facing at the beginning of the civil war, they might become more aware of the fact that we have a lot to be grateful for here. Cinenews a sélectionné pour vous 5 documentaires musicaux que vous devez voir absolument ! I always try to take her with me when I visit friends or go to work. Undine has to kill the man who betrays her and return to the water. “I got Stella in Syria when I was fourteen, and she was about one month old,” Abou Fakher remembers. Duration: 90 minutes. Sara Forestier. And ultimately, that worked really well. Once she was in Belgium, Stella had several other stress attacks when she saw soldiers in camouflage clothing. De Brusselse oorlogsjaren in stripvorm gegoten, Lowkey Radio draait jonge Brusselse hiphopartiesten, Precy Numbi bindt de strijd aan tegen vervuiling: 'Ik ben zelf de superheld', Brusselse regisseur Charlie Dewulf lanceert webreeks: 'Ongelofelijk spannend! Sous une pluie battante, trois femmes enterrent un corps, le corps d’un homme. That is no excuse to treat Syrians badly, but it is perhaps a reason to be on their guard. (only in Dutch). This is the story that is told in the brand-new illustrated children’s book Saving Stella. Bassel Abou Fakher is doing well. ), in which I had told Stella’s story. Le festival virtuel du Nouvel An de Tomorrowland en prévente dès mardi soir, Elvis Pompilio: «Je m’habille avec des fripes depuis mes 15 ans», Les révélations de Julie Taton: «Pourquoi j’ai quitté RTL, pourquoi j’ai rejoint NRJ!», Séville, Malaga et Las Palmas: trois villes à découvrir «autrement» en Espagne. But in the children’s book Saving Stella, which is now being released by a prestigious American publishing house, his dog takes centre stage. Fijn dat je wil reageren. The story in the book seems remarkably faithful. I was eighteen when I fled. “Five years later, my mother, sister, and I all fled to different countries (Bassel’s mother now lives in Ireland and his sister lives in Germany, ed.) Wie reageert, gaat akkoord met onze huisregels. Abou Fakher: Yes, this is an important theme for children too, and I think a “heroic” story like this is a good and simple way to introduce them to the issue. Watch the top of the best movies available now. Because people, including myself, are often dissatisfied with what they have, but also want what other people have. Could you have given Stella to somebody else in Syria? (Laughs) But I am very happy to tell it to children. !” Is this an appropriate way to teach children something about issues around refugees? Neither my mother nor my sister could take Stella. Lupin III : The First Trailer (1) - OV Fr sub. «Filles de joie», réalisé par Frédéric Fonteyne et Anne Paulicevich, représentera la Belgique aux Oscars, annonce mardi Wallonie Bruxelles Images dans un communiqué. Stella followed her owner on his perilous journey out of the war zone. Annonceurs - My father could not leave Syria because he had to take care of my grandmother for as long as she was still alive. “Are you seriously expecting us to believe that this Belgian is here to pick up a Syrian dog for a Syrian refugee in Belgium? Cunningham Trailer (1) - OV Fr/Nl sub. The first time I held the book in my hands, it moved me and it was almost like experiencing it all again physically. Contact - The traces of large-scale immigration remain visible and affect society for decades afterwards. She is an award-winning New York-based author, including of children’s books, and she wrote the story based on conversa- tions that we had. Des centaines de jeunes filles se prostituent pour cinq euros à Bruxelles. It means children can use their imaginations to fill in a lot of details. That is an example of a detail that is hidden in the general story and which of course is not appropriate in a children’s book. Fares also waited at the airport in Beirut until Joannes sent him a text message saying that both he and Stella were on the aeroplane. Over the past few years, you sought and found a new life and recognition through your music. But I felt a little like you would probably feel about a child. Lebanon is a small country that has many problems of its own, and 1.5 million Syrian refugees have been added to the population of 4.5 million people. He has collaborated with the American-Brussels composer and sound engineer Adam Wiltzie, the top Belgian musician, composer, and conductor Michel Bisceglia, and contributed to the music for the Swiss TV series Double vie, starring the Brussels actor Yoann Blanc in one of the lead roles. It is well-known, but also rather grim, that some people have more sympathy for a cute dog than for people who are fleeing for their lives. Protection de la vie privée - That looked interesting, and so we started preparing her script. After I had lived with Joannes’s family for a few months, I told them about Stella. The publisher wanted a Syrian illustrator to be involved, and that is how Nadine Kaadan joined the project.