Freelance investigative journalist David Van Peteghem (1976) studied philosophy at Antwerp University. As a journalist he keeps a close eye on the developments in West Africa, especially Nigeria, Benin and Togo. His articles appear in Dewereldmorgen, Vrede and Kifkif.
David Van Reybrouck (Bruges, 1971) was born into a Flemish family of florists, bookbinders and artists. His father, a farmer’s son, spent five years in Congo as a railway engineer immediately after independence.
Debby Huysmans studied photography at the Academy in Ghent. In 2003 she graduated and received the artistic prize Horlait Dapsens. She made several photo serials in Poland, Romania, Belgium and Russia. Her work has been shown in several domestic and foreign exhibitions.
Denise Van den Broeck (°1957) is a freelance journalist. She wrote the books 'Het kloppend hart van het spoor' (1998), 'Stinkende zaakjes' (2003) en 'Medische Blunders' (2004). In 2008 she worked undercover as a security guard in the security zone of Brussels Airport where she was assigned to track down terrorists, bombs and drugs. She wrote down her observations in the book 'Iedereen terrorist!' (2012). 'Medische Blunders', 'Stinkende zaakjes' and 'Iedereen terrorist!' were realised with support of the Pascal Decroos Fund.
Elke Borghs lived in Puerto Barrios near Santo Tomas, Guatemala for a year in 1997-1998. As a local contact person and interpreter she guided the directors of the documentary Tu ne verras pas Verapaz around.
Elles van Gelder (35) has been living and working in South-Africa as a journalist and filmmaker for six years. In Belgium she works for Flemish public broadcaster VRT and newspaper De Standaard and in the Netherlands for NOS, NRC Handelsblad en VPRO...
Emile Schra worked as a dramaturgist in Dutch theaters and on the Actor's program at the Utrecht School of the Arts. In addition, from 1998 to 2006 he led an international summer school for the performing arts. He wrote books about non-western theater traditions, about director Peter Brook and about singer-entertainer Herman van Veen. As a teacher of Storytelling, Creativity and World Drama, he is associated with the Hogeschool Utrecht and Emerson College (Boston / Well).
Emma Lesuis is an independent filmmaker, writer, researcher and theater maker. She achieved a Master of Art at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, and is now based in Amsterdam, but travels far out from there. She focuses on documentary projects for television, online or in a theater. Currently she is working on her third short tv documentary, which is shot in Suriname, and on an online documentary series about democracy.