Manneken Swing

A documentary by Julien Bechara, 56', 2015


Before Second World War, jazz was at his peak. Belgian national bands were acclaimed all over Europe. Those were the times of the national radio jazz orchestra conducted by Stan Brenders. How could this music that stood for a more modern and free world was eventually used as propaganda under occupation? This was the very question that rose into Brender's mind who was about to face the moral backfire of his life. Can music be free under ennemi lines?