Astrid Goossens is a Belgian video journalist.

As a student International Journalism, Astrid Goossens got to know the different aspects of journalism. It soon became clear to her that video journalism was the way to go, telling human stories appeals to her enormously. When Kubra then asked if she wanted to participate in the "War in my genes" project, it was quickly decided.

Basic information

Astrid Goossens
documentary, human interest

Supported projects

War in my genes

  • Armed conflict
  • Culture

YEREVAN - Kubra was born and raised in Belgium. However, her family is Turkish, at least, that's what they thought, because she was brought up as a Belgian Turk: with Turkish customs and the Islamic faith. Internal doubts lead her to have a DNA test taken in 2017 to see if she actually has Turkish roots. The test showed that she is not Turkish but Armenian. After further investigation, it appeared that this was due to the genocide around 1916.