Playing tracks by
J boutillier, MG Noce, B Cannavo.
Our radio documentaries - more or less consciously - collect the leftovers, the words forgotten, the fugitive bits and the traces of a fleeting reality. As documentary makers, we mainly work around the idea of loss. We are moved by all those powerful feelings that travel through our lives in a very meaningful but short spell and leave their permanent mark within us, forever.
With this in mind we tried to make a « road movie in the land of the chips ».
From Northern France to Belgium, our team of three reduced to its simplest form (one sound engineer and two directors) - went to meet the owners and the customers of chip vans. We went there twice (the first time around Valentine's Day and the second time in the middle of July) to catch some snapshots of those endangered Frietkot (chip van in Flemish). From chip vans to caravans, from buses to trailers, we collected the stories, the sounds of frying oil, the small talk and the working class atmosphere.