2015-11-02

Documentary by Wil Mathijs about Bulgarian migrants who sought happiness in Belgium but went from bad to worse.

Since Bulgaria, the country with the lowest wages in Europe, became a member of the Union in 2007, around 15,000 Bulgarians emigrate every year in search of a better future in the West. However, many are stranded on the outskirts of our society and camp in remote places in and around the cities. Wil Mathijs sketches a portrait of Bulgarian migrants who sought happiness in Belgium but went from bad to worse.

Wil Mathijs

Wil Mathijs (1977) is a Belgian freelance filmmaker and photographer.
€ 5.000 allocated on 11/09/2014.
ID
FPD/2014/1143
Grant
Fonds Pascal Decroos

TV (in Dutch)

  • 'Op de Grens van het Geluk' (2 november 2015 om 20u40, ACHT)
  • 'Op de Rand van het Geluk' (4 november 2015 om 23u, NL2 IKON)

DOCUMENTARY

On the edge of happiness