State of Affairs


Sam Peeters
Screening time  
28.02. / Wednesday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 5  
03.03. / Saturday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 1  
Right-wing populism is spreading through Western Europe like wildfire.

Right-wing populism is spreading through Western Europe like wildfire. It is most popular in quiet, white neighbourhoods where people are shielded from different cultures and lifestyles. In this unscripted documentary, Sam Peeters portrays an ironic caricature of life in the Flemish suburbs, which reflects the current European zeitgeist.

Sam Peeters

Sam Peeters studied medicine for three years until he switched to film, his true passion. Currently he is doing a master in documentary directing at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema & Sound in Brussels, Belgium.

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2016, 14'

Directed by:
Sam Peeters

Screenplay by:
Sam Peeters

Silvian Hettich

Edited by:
Niels De Vos

Sam Peeters

Produced by:
Sam Peeters

Festivals & Awards:

FEST New Directors – New Films Festival 2017 – Silver Lynx for Best Short Documentary; Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017 – Best Documentary; Telluride Film Festival 2017; San Sebastián International Film Festival 2017; BFI London Film Festival 2017; AFI Docs 2017; Leeds International Film Festival 2017; Slamdance Film Festival 2017; DOCVILLE 2017; Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer 2017; Film Fest Gent 2017; Denver Film Festival 2017; Brussels Short Film Festival 2017; Pori Film Festival 2017; Evolution! Mallorca International Film Festival 2017; Interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival 2017; BIDF, Budapest International Documentary Festival, 2017; Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017