EN - Challenging, human yet controversial, The Paved Road is a thematically diverse insight into contemporary phenomena hosted by subcultures that are manifest in the margins of our connecting roads. Five neo-realistic and compelling stories are revealed in the pulsating heartbeat of a 24/7 society.

NL - Uitdagend, diepmenselijk maar ook controversieel: Steenweg is een visueel alerte en thematisch diverse kijk op hedendaagse fenomenen en subculturen die zich manifestern in de marge van onze nationale vebindingswegen, een documentaire reeks met de polsslag van de 24-uursmaatschappij in vijf episodes.


Title The Paved Road
Original title Steenweg
Original language Dutch, French, Urdu, Lingala, Greek, Arabic
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs , TV series
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-04-04


Technical specs

Running time series 5 x 52'
Colour Colour


Supported by the VAF/Media Fund
Production partners Acht tv
Tax shelter partners Verpa nv, Bolderhof


2017: Hot Docs 2017 International Documentary Film Festival, Toronto (CA); DocVille International Documentary Film Festival, Leuven (BE)


2017: Jury Award - Best Documentary Series DocVille (BE)

Hot Docs selects three from Flanders

Three Flemish productions have been invited to Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary film festival. Janet van den Brand’s Ceres, Sahim Omar Kalifa’s Cornered in Molenbeek and Yannis Van den Ecker’s Sons of the Wild will all be screened in Competition in Toronto.

Cornered in MolenbeekHot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is the largest documentary film festival in North America with around 200,000 visitors each year. It is also an important meeting point for industry professionals, with a conference programme and market.

Published on Wednesday 21 March 2018

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Short info

Director Fien Troch, Tim De Keersmaecker, Eva Küpper, Sahim Omar Kalifa, Bart Maes
Producers Bart Maes, Fred Vrancken
Writers Bart Maes

Bart Maes
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