EN - “Inclusive education is like teaching children without arms and legs to swim", said a Belgian politician. The general Flemish education system can no longer refuse to accept pupils who have disabilities, handicaps and who require extra care. The M-Decree obliges schools adapt to the needs of children. Everybody has an opinion about it, but the missing voices are those of the children and their parents. Inclusive observes, in beautiful black and white, four children with different special needs going to a normal school. A carefully made, cinematic film that offers an intimate insight into the lives of the four children: Rosie, Sami, Irakli and Nathan.

NL - Inclusief gaat over vier kinderen met speciale onderwijsbehoeften die les volgen in het gewoon onderwijs. In deze observerende documentaire gaat het er niet over of inclusief onderwijs al dan niet werkt. De film tracht Irakli, Sami, Rosie en Nathan een stem te geven. Ze tonen hoe inclusief onderwijs bij hen werkt.

FL - Inclusive concerne quatre enfants ayant des besoins éducatifs spéciaux qui suivent des cours dans l'enseignement ordinaire. Ce documentaire d'observation n'a pas pour objectif de déterminer si l'éducation inclusive fonctionne ou non. Le film tente de donner une voix à Irakli, Sami, Rosie et Nathan. Ils montrent l'impact de l'éducation inclusive sur leur situation.


Title Inclusive
Original title Inclusief
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs
Genre Creative documentary
Year 2018
World première / first public presentation 2018-12-03


Photography Jonathan Wannyn (Group E3)
Editing Dieter Diependaele, Ellen Vermeulen
Sound Kwinten Van Laethem
Music Jan Swerts

Technical specs

Running time film 73'
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format 5.1
Colour Black-white
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), RITCS School of Arts VLAIO, Promotors of Strategic Basic Research “Potential”
Production partners Chère Jeane
Tax shelter partners Flanders Film Funding


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Short info

Director Ellen Vermeulen
Producers Peter Krüger
Writers Ellen Vermeulen

Inti Films
Peter Krüger
Werfstraat 2
1000 Brussels
T +32 485 117 818


Website www.inclusief.blog
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