Life stories


Interviews with refugees



The video interviews with the refugees are being taken in Antwerp, Bochum, Paris and Turin, and produced – transcribed, translated into English and subtitled – between spring 2018 and winter 2019.


Please get a glimpse of the first three short fragments below. As for the rest: please check this webpage regularly, We will upload new ones as soon as they are completely finished, which means: subtitled in English.


To give you an idea how this will look at the end, please take a look also at the fragments of the interviews taken with the refugees in The Netherlands, during the project Ongekend Bijzonder, the “mother” of the Specially Unknown.


[For English subtitles – see YouTube instructions]



Examples of Oral history interviews in Belgium

Refugees from Syria




Examples of Oral history interviews in France

Refugee from Cambodia

Fragments on culture here and there (Cambodian, Syrian, Chadian)



Examples of Oral history interviews in the Netherlands




Fragments of interviews on Facebook