Hundreds of Moroccan soldiers lie buried in the cemetery of the Walloon town of Gembloux. During World War II, the allies used them as cannon fodder against the German army and then shamefully forgot about them. Gembloux fills this gap in our history books with a captivating, but also funny story of a fictitious skirmisher based on real facts. Nobody tells it better than Sam Touzani, stand-up comedian, actor, author and choreographer and Ben Hamidou, the imam from Les Barons and the ‘Molenbeek kid’ in Sainte Fatima de Molem. These first-class performers effortlessly balance humour and seriousness.
LANGUAGE NL & FR SUBTITLES NL & FR
TEXT Ben Hamidou, Nacer Nafti, Gennaro Pitisci, Sam Touzani DIRECTOR Gennaro Pitisci WITH Ben Hamidou, Sam Touzani PRODUCTION KVS, Smoners, Brocoli Théâtre, Théâtre de l’Escalier
Connexion Kin, the anual festival by KVS in Kinshasa will be taking place from june 7th until june 16th. With premières by Faustin Linyekula, Dieudonné Niangouna, Brett Bailey, Boyzie Cekwana and others.
On the 4th December a debate took place in KVS on repertoire in theatre, with guest speakers Guy Cassiers, Faustin Linyekula and Amir Nizar Zuabi. As an introduction Jan Goossens, artistic director of KVS, wrote the following text.