Tribulations of a funny little Belgian in South Africa14/10/2021

If this enigmatic title vaguely rings a bell, it is probably not by chance, but rather because it is loosely based on the famous novel "Tribulations of a Chinese in China" by the célébrissime French author Jules Vernes. With this inspiration in mind, we are excited to present you the short film by young South African director Bulelani Klaas, winner of the AWEX and WBI sponsored award of the best fiction movie at the MMOCA (Movbile Moviemakers Cape Town Film Festival).

But who is this funny little Belgian? And what adventures is he having in South Africa? To find out, follow this linkWhat’s for sure is that he is no ordinary Belgian and that the places he goes to are not at all the typical South African tourist destinations. That's what one could call "travelling off the beaten track"! As a teaser, you can already discover some behind the scenes photos here. Would you have guessed that this film was entirely shot and produced with an ordinary smartphone? What a feat! 

Through this short film, the Wallonia Export & Investment Agency (AWEX) and Wallonia Brussels International (WBI) are seeking above all to give a talented young director the chance to take his first steps in film direction and production. We are convinced that he has a bright future and a brilliant career ahead of him, and we wish him all the best!