B. Videos / Films
Armendáriz, Montxo (1990): Las Cartas
de Alou, Prod. Elias Querejeta, Madrid, Spain.
Alou comes illegally to Spain in search
of a job. Doing occasional jobs he manages to survive, makes
friends and, finally is expelled. Only to try to enter again
in Spain. The letters he writes to his family tell of intolerance,
exploitation and difficulties he meets. Spanish language,
90 minutes. Available from Elias Querejeta P.C.SL, Maestro
Lassalle, 21, E-28016 MADRID. For other countries than Spain:
Lumière, 14 rue Séguier, F-75006 PARIS.
ASTI asbl (1993): Cohabitation, Luxembourg
A collection of portraits of children,
young people and adults at school, in their free time, at
work, during festivals, etc. This series of people of different
nationalities is without words and is accompanied by music.
Available from: ASTI asbl, 10 rue Lavai, L-1922 Luxembourg.
BRTN (1992): Belgen alle landen, Panorama,
An edition of "Panorama" about
immigration into Belgium over the last thirty years and
particularly about the way public opinion has reacted to
migrant youngsters since the troubles of 1991. 40 minutes.
Dutch language. Available from: BRTN, Reyerslaan 52, B-1044
Comunidad de Madrid (1995): Abre tu Mundo,
Prod. La sombra Associados and Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.
A short documentary to introduce the
issues of intercultural education and global interdependence.
Very suitable for schools and informal education. Spanish
language, 8 minutes. Available from: Comunidad de Madrid,
Consejeria de Educaciôn y Cultura, Dirección
de J Juventud, Madrid, Spain.
Fondazione Cariplo per le iniziative e lo
studio suilla multietnicità: Storie di Bambini (1995)
Education pack in the form of video
cassettes for intercultural education in elementary school.
One cassette is a video animation about children from different
cultures. 7 minutes. Italian language. The second cassette
tells a day in the life of children from China, Egypt, Peru
and Ghana. 2 hours. Italian language. Available from: ISMU,
Foro Buonaparte 22,1-20121 Milano.
Lejeune, S (1984) : L'orchestre noir,
Essel Films - Contrechamp, Brussels
Documentary about the extreme Right
in Europe and particularly in Belgium. Includes archive
films and photographs about their activities. 100 minutes.
French language. Available from: La médiatèque
de la Communauté française, place de l'Amitié
6, B-1160 Bruxelles, Belgium.
McGovern, Philip (1991) : Black and Irish,
Interviews with two young black students
born in Ireland, their experiences and feelings on being
'different', how they are perceived by others. English language.
Available from: Youth Programs Department, Kevin Linehan,
RTE Television Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, Ireland
Mediabib (1987): Lege cel, Mediabib
Television film based on the René
Swartenbroekx book about generation conflict in a Turkish
family living in Belgium. 50 minutes. Available from CBW,
Van Davelstraat 35,B-2140 Borgerhout, Belgium.
Osten, Susan (1993): « Tala, det
är så mörkt », Götafilm,
The story of the relationship between
a young aggressive and racist skinhead and a Jewish doctor
who tries to help him to overcome his social problems. Throughout
the film, a portrait of a society where racism and discrimination
have become « normal » situations. Excellent
for group discussion. Swedish language original, sub-titled
English and French versions; 90 minutes. English and French
versions available on video from: Satchel Films, 10 av.
des Gobelins, F-75005 PARIS. English title: « Speak
up, it's so dark », French title: « L'affrontement
RTBF (1986): La perception de l'étranger
chez l'enfant, Émission Nuances, Brussels
Report about a holiday of a group of
ten year olds coming from different origins. Stereotypes
and affinities are analysed. 93 minutes. French language.
Available from: La médiatèque de la Communauté
française, place de l'Amitié 6, B-1160 Bruxelles,
Terbah, Halim and Treguer, Patrick (1993):
«VISA pour un AUTRE REGARD», co-production
Le Toit du Monde and MCL Carré Images, Poitiers,
Film about racism in Poitiers. Gathering
multiple opinions, impressions and feelings from teenagers
and adults, this film is a mirror of a society that leaves
little room for those who are different. Manicheism, Complexity,
Democracy and Information, are some of the keywords through
which young people speak about racism. 37 minutes, VHS SECAM
format, French language. Available from: MCL CARRE IMAGES,
Service diffusion, B.P. 228, F-86006 POITIERS CEDEX.
Van Meir, G (1991): Het schoonste van al,
Ikon Nederland 3 -BRTN, Brussels, Belgium
Rozeke, a 70 year old woman, has a swollen
lip which makes talking difficult and she has been marked
by other signs of violence. She has been attacked in her
tiny apartment, situated in an old working class neighbourhood
which counts many Moroccan immigrants amongst its inhabitants.
Rozeke makes a statement in an Antwerp police office. Dutch
language. Available from: BRTN, Reyerslaan 52, B-1044 Brussels,
ALIEN 93 contains an annotated filmography
of relevant films and videos which have been on general
Our thanks to the National Campaign
Committees of Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain
and Switzerland for their help in compiling this list.