Tussen ons - Between us - Lieve Blancquaert

Tussen ons - Between us

 

2nd of October 2020 until the 30th of May 2021 – Museum Guislain in Ghent, Belgium.

 

For the campaign Te Gek!? Roes(t). This Belgian organisation talks openly about drinking-, drugs- and gambling problems.

 

The exhibition and documentary Between us: about living with an addiction by Lieve Blancquaert and Belgian production company De Chinezen presents six touching stories. Through double portraits, parents and children talk about how addiction stands between them.

 

How can you cope with your mother when she can no longer get through the day without pills and seems only a shadow of herself?

Is there enough love left to keep supporting your son unconditionally when he increasingly loses himself in drinking and drugs?

How scared are little girls of their drunken father?

How hard is it to maintain confidence between two people?

What if gambling for your child is no longer a game but a compulsion?

 

All gratitude and admiration to everyone who was so willing to testify openly and honestly. It took a lot of courage.