On May 7, 2002, just days after Jean-Marie Le Pen lost the French presidential election, Hendrik Vyt (79), a notorious racist and far-right activist, residing at 121 rue Vanderlinden in Schaerbeek, took action. Devastated by the loss, he picked up his gun and attacked his Moroccan neighbours that night. The five children managed to escape, though two with serious injuries. Their parents, Ahmed and Habiba, were killed by gunshot. The murderer then turned the gun on himself, and the couple’s children had to grow up with an overwhelming feeling of injustice, since there was no trial. Kenza Isnasni, who was 18 at the time of the murders, has conducted an untiring work of memory so that no one can forget this racist murder at a time when a new presidential election is around the corner in France and the far right is more present than ever.
This film retraces the event, which had such a significant impact on Moroccan immigrants in Belgium, in light of new evidence, and raises questions about the responsibility of society at large. Eyewitnesses re-examine the evidence in detail.