Documentary 'Now and next'

Julien, a bon-vivant with an intellectual disability, is seriously ill. He should quit smoking, but “he has always been a smoker and will never stop doing so”. He talks about being ill and dying with his personal coach and the educational therapist of the institution where he lives. These conversations are tough and confronting, both for him and for the people who care about him. “Life hasn’t been kind to Julien, but he’s a fighter”.

"Director Joke Nyssen shows Julien’s tenacity and inspires us to talk openly about illness, dying, life and love.”

The idea to create this documentary originated from the publication of the image book ‘Nu en straks’, which aims to make incurable illness, palliative care and other delicate topics into subjects of discussion.

The ‘Nu en straks’ image book, manual and exercise book were created by Sofie Sergeant and Saar De Buysere and published by Garant. They are available on www.garant.be, www.konekt.be and in bookstores.

This film project was realised with the support of the Province of East Flanders and the fund ‘Mecenaatsfonds ING Belgium’, which is managed by the King Baudouin Foundation.

  • 'Now and next'

    40m

    Julien, a bon-vivant with an intellectual disability, is seriously ill. He should quit smoking, but “he has always been a smoker and will never stop doing so”. He talks about being ill and dying with his personal coach and the educational therapist of the institution where he lives. These convers...

  • Documentary 'Now and next'

    1 video

    Julien, a bon-vivant with an intellectual disability, is seriously ill. He should quit smoking, but “he has always been a smoker and will never stop doing so”. He talks about being ill and dying with his personal coach and the educational therapist of the institution where he lives. These convers...

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    1 video

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  • Documentaire 'Nu en straks'

    1 video

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