'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 stories of some inhabitants of Borgerhout and Antwerpen-Noord. These two quarters in the city of Antwerp are characterised by the multitude of nationalities – over 170 – that live together 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 settled in. Despite this variation, they all seem to have one thing in common: a rich personal history and the dream of a better life.
Every life is determined by choices, every journey is 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 their 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