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Pappie is seventy-seven. In 1960 he fled from Congo with two motherless children. He has refused to talk to his son since 1967. He is troubled by people dumping their waste next to his house.

His song

Father And Son - Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens


Eddie is sixty-two. After his studies he went into business, and bought a house for himself in Brasschaat, Belgium. He likes sports and manliness. He has loved. But a man must be able to do it alone, he thinks.

His song

Kleine Jongen - André Hazes


Kathy is fifty-two. She is often alone, and lives near Brussels, Belgium. She cares, she cleans, she doesn’t leave the house. She has never known her mother.

Her song

Il venait d'avoir 18 ans - Dalida


Asta is twenty-one. She has been an orphan for a long time. She has always lived in Flanders, Belgium. Asta is bright, and very cautious in relationships.

Her song

At Seventeen - Janis Ian


Alfred is forty-five. His parents died in poverty. With tender attention he took care of his little sister. He calls his wife the heiress of gold and green fields. Alfred is writing a book on human responsibility, and loves the mountains.

His song

Suicide Is Painless - Johnny Mandel & Mike Altman


Rita is twenty-nine. She found the love of her life and stopped studying. She has inherited a fortune and lives in a modernist villa at the North Sea Coast. She doesn’t know what to do with her child.

Her song

Unbeschreiblich weiblich - Nina Hagen


Alan is nine. He is physically disabled. From where he lives he can see the sea. He loves football. The boys in the camp say he can’t play.

His song

Landslide - Fleetwood Mac


Kurdi is twenty. His parents are dead, and he has lived in Belgium for three years now. He analyzes his environment, and shows the behavior that is expected. People want his youth, his attention, his love. He is in search of his own voice.

His song

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John