Roel Nollet is an independent journalist and documentary maker with over 10 years of experience in socially engaged documentary projects.

His work has been shown on CANVAS, VRT, CBC and Al Jazeera. He is the founder of the RedHorse Collective, and the creative mind behind Taxi Filippino, Nathan - Free as a Bird, Radio Cordillera, and the Journalismfund.eu-supported documentary Worthy of the Crown.

Basic information

Name
Roel Nollet
Country
Belgium
City
Ranst

Supported projects

Ça Bouge au Benin

  • Politics

The most controversial candidate in the upcoming presidential elections in Wes-African microstate Benin is Lionel Zinsou, who has roots in Benin but was born and raised in France. Will the next president in West-Africa be a white man?

Fire Champ

  • Media

KINSHASA - Redhorse Reporter Roel Nollet goes to Kinshasa, Congo to meet former professional boxer, Champion Ndangi. Champion doesn't only train the new generation of boxers, but also a new batch of video journalists. "The link between boxing and the press," he says, "is 'combat". "They pulled out my hair. Tied me up as a thief. But I don't think I should abandon the ring."

Inocencia asesinada

  • Conflict
  • Health
  • Religion

EL SALVADOR - "When I woke up in the hospital, there were police officers around me. They said that I had killed my child." Maria Teresa De Rivera is 34 when she gets a miscarriage on the toilet. Due to strict abortion laws in her country, she is sentenced to 40 years in prison. She not only loses a child, but also her freedom. Under pressure from, among others, the Catholic Church, El Salvador has one of the strictest abortion laws in the world.

Puerta sin colores

  • Conflict
  • International
  • Human Rights
  • Politics

In "Puerta sin Colores", Marianne Cap, together with reporter Roel Nollet, goes to Venezuela. She worked there for a while in a home for boys with a difficult home situation. Four years later, she returns. 

Rebuilding Raqqah

  • Conflict
  • International
  • Politics
  • Terrorism

SYRIA - "Bomb after bomb after bomb." Dima is peeling potatoes in the kitchen when rockets are fired at her house. She loses a leg and two fingers. There are 7 dead. All citizens.

Worthy of the Crown

  • Art
  • International

Yemi Oduwale, a flemish boy born in '86, has a Belgian mother and a Nigerian father. His grandfather is ill, and he wants Yemi to succeed him as a 'chief' in Nigeria. But Yemi is born and raised in Europe and doesn't know anything about the culture of the Yoruba, one of West-Africa's largest tribes. Besides, it's been more than 15 years ago since he was in Nigeria for the last time.

Yovo Bonsoir

  • Human Rights
  • International

Yovo Bonsoir breaks with clichés about Africa. The white volunteer traveling in West African Benin is the guide. With the help of local colleagues, three young Flemish journalists investigate the true nature of "voluntourism", a popular holiday trend that combines tourism and volunteerism.