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Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild

Béguinage Refugees Into The Wild ~ Posters in the Brussels streets of Afghan refugees living in the Brussels Béguinage church in 2014. Portraits by Chiara Ravano (Antwerp) for the Inside Out project “Justice for afghan refugees in Belgium” (Olivier Bonny, Salon Mommen) in the front of the Salon Mommen, Saint-Josse/ Sint-Joost , Brussels , Belgium.
① memo 20160620 ~ Film : Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
#WithRefugees – World Refugee Day

Memory Track

Régine Krochmal and Francine Mayran at the 2011 commemoration of Transport XX in Boortmeerbeek (Belgium) – listening to the poem “Ce que j’ai encore à vous dire” by Serge Smulevic – read by his cousin Georges Rakier.

… Aujourd’hui
c’est la renaissance du racisme
c’est l’espérance du fascisme
Ils sont de retour, à nouveau Tous ces anciens fléaux !
Aujourd’hui
J’ai soixante-quinze ans
La colère me retourne les sangs …

Serge Smulevic (20 April 1996)

Candlelight Gouda – Kaarsjesavond

Tonight (Dec 13, 2013) is Candle Night in the Dutch town “Gouda”.

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Every year, mid December, “Kaarsjesavond” (Candlenight) is celebrated at the Market place (Markt) in Gouda (Holland), when the ordinary electric lighting gives place to innumerable candles. That same night filmed December 16, 2008 was very, very cold.
Carillon played by Boudewijn Zwart.
Gouda people, Thanks!

Creative Commons LicenseRecorded Gouda, December 16, 2008. Film “Candlelight Gouda” © 2011 Michel van der BurgSome Rights Reserved  – license Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
First published on channel012 of YouTube and imichel.com on December 13, 2011. Republished in post Dec 13, 2013 on michelvanderburg.com with updated info.