EN - Soap & Dishes centres on the life of eight people who recently arrived in Ghent, Belgium. In a period of eight months the documentary follows the daily lives of the newly arrived citizens. The focus is on how eager these people are to learn the language, find a decent job and expand their social life. Soap & Dishes is a touching portrait about these people’s homesickness and courage to make something of your life.

FR - Soap & Dishes se concentre sur la vie de huit personnes arrivées récemment à Gand, en Belgique. Pendant une période de huit mois, le documentaire suit la vie quotidienne de ces nouveaux citoyens. L’accent est mis sur la ferveur avec laquelle ces personnes veulent apprendre la langue, trouver un job décent et étendre leur vie sociale. Soap & Dishes est un portrait émouvant de ces personnes en mal de leur pays et sur le courage pour faire quelque chose de sa vie.


Title Soap & Dishes
Original title Soap & Dishes
Original language Dutch, English, Arabic, French, Indonesian, Turkish a.o.
Status Completed
Category Docs
Year 2004


Photography Christina Vandekerckhove
Editing Christina Vandekerckhove

Technical specs

Running time film 55'
Release format Beta Digit
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour


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Last edited on 30 July 2015

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Director Christina Vandekerckhove

Victoria Deluxe
Warandestraat 13
B-9000 Ghent

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