'A Matter of Luck, A Matter of Happiness' is a human interest documentary series, directed by Kat Steppe. In ten episodes we discover the life story of the inhabitants of Borgerhout and Antwerpen-Noord, two quarters in the city of Antwerp characterised by a multitude of nationalities – over 170 – that reside on just a few square kilometres.
Young folks and retired people who have been living here for generations; men and women with a migration background; newcomers who have barely arrived. All of them have this one thing in common: a rich personal history and the dream of a better life.
Their lives have been determined by the choices they made at one stage. Simultaneously their paths have been coloured by luck and misfortune. A Matter of Luck, A Matter of Happiness offers an authentic view on the personal stories of highly diverse people in this neighbourhood, beyond the preconceptions about them and the part of the city they are living in.
Discover the characters and background in the trailer below.
- Channel: één (VRT / Flemish Radio and Broadcasting Organization)
- Director: Kat Steppe
- Duration: 10x45’
- Broadcasted: February - April 2016
- Awards & Nominations: Winner of 'Humo's Ha!' (an anual television price for 'best television program' by weekly paper Humo) / Winner of 'Best docu' at Sabam Awards (Sabam is a cooperative society of artists in Belgium) / Nominated for Docville