Zero Hour? Reconstructing post-war Belgian cinema

About the symposium

The symposium ‘Zero Hour?’ wants to bring together a multitude of perspectives – combining aesthetic, socio-economic as well as political approaches – to reflect on how Belgian film production and culture is constructed between the end of World War II and the mid-1960s.

photo credit: J’ai vu construire l’Atomium (Gaston Schoukens, 1958) © Belfilm & Atomium vzw

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‘Zero Hour?’ is organized by:

  • Gertjan Willems (UAntwerp/Ghent University)
  • Bénédicte Rochet (University of Namur) 
  • Bjorn Gabriels (UAntwerp/University of Namur)

It is part of the FWO-funded research project:
‘Screening Multiple Identities. National, subnational and transnational discourses in post-war Belgian cinema’.


Bjorn Gabriels