Les États généraux du film documentaire 2019 Viewing experiences Charleroi, the Land of 60 Mountains

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Charleroi, the Land of 60 Mountains
Guy-Marc Hinant
2018 - Belgique - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - 126'

I have always wanted to leave Charleroi and always wanted to film it – to record the passing of time there. I return to the city, caught between a buried past and a future yet to be invented. This is the portrait of an industrial city with its collapses, mutations, landscapes and language. A film that features René Magritte, a camp of homeless people, key figures in urban revival, the inventor of the Big Bang, Les Zèbres, socialism, the mute astonishment of childhood…


Photography : Vincent Pinckaers
Sound : Laszlo Umbreit
Editing : Simon Arazi
Music : Xavier Hinant
Production : CVB