Zondag gaat het gebeuren - Sunday it will happen - Lieve Blancquaert

Zondag gaat het gebeuren - Sunday it will happen

 

The photo of Carl Ridders is from the documentary Zondag gaat het gebeuren in the series Puur persoonlijk on Canvas, Belgian television.

 

On the 7th of December 2008, 50-year-old actor Carl Ridders died at his home in Antwerp. He suffered from the neuromuscular disease ALS and opted for euthanasia. Lieve Blancquaert visited him regularly during his last days of life. They laughed, played games and did theatrical photo shoots, mostly directed by Carl. Joeri Vlekken filmed the encounters.

 

The documentary won several awards, including the one of best European spiritual film and best Belgian documentary, at Docville 2009.