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Rive gauche

An immersion in daily life in the vocational training sections of the Athénée Royal de la Rive Gauche, a school in Brussels' that practices positive discrimination. Through the eventful everyday lives of the students, the series explores a multitude of contemporary themes: equality, exile, family, violence, harassment, absenteeism, life in a group...

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Episode 3

The girls at the Athénée Royal de la Rive Gauche participate in a self-defence workshop, learning mutual support. For once, the members of the wood section join in a hairdressing lesson. During the break the students try to get to know one another, an argument breaks out in the director's office.

Directed by: Safia Kessas, Joël Franka (Belgium, 2018)
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Episode 4

Excitement in the kitchens at the Athénée Royal Rive de la Rive Gauche as Isabelle Arpin, Michelin-starred chef, comes to coach the students in the kitchen and dining-room section. An opportunity to develop a warm complicity. Others practice verbal jousting with Bruno Derbaix and his team. The day's themes: violence and mixed marriages.

Directed by: Safia Kessas, Joël Franka (Belgium, 2018)
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Episode 5

Dylan is expelled from his program: rebellion brews. Michel Visart, journalist and father of a victim of the March 2016 Brussels attacks, and Géraldine Henneghien and Martine Sanfrimo, parents of Belgian youths who joined the jihad in Syria, share experiences. In 2013, former students of the school died in Syria.

Directed by: Safia Kessas, Joël Franka (Belgium, 2018)
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Episode 6

Mechanics teacher Giuseppe prepares students for a series of trials in the professional garage setting. Meanwhile, the apprentice mechanics set out to teach young women from the hair and beauty section how to change a tyre. It's practical exam time. Amid stress, hope and disappointment, what will the results be?

Directed by: Safia Kessas, Joël Franka (Belgium, 2018)