Chicago Block

Montana Premiere

On the left bank of the scheldt, a block of flats towers above the rest. The people of Antwerp have named ‘chicagoblock’ and consider it a place to avoid. Belgians of modest means live here next door to immigrants, representing over 35 nationalities. The camera is set up in the lift of this concrete beehive, catching the occupants as they pass by. It follows some home, picking up on their stories; stories that rise above their surroundings.