City of Genk

Manitoba made a comprehensive image-building movie introducing the city of Genk, using a blend of documentary and fiction. The movie consists of four separate chapters.

 

One is about the reconversion of its economy from coal mining to¬†creative and high tech industries. The other segments of this large project dealt with the city’s tourist facilities, its diverse ethnic make-up and this segment on education and social services. All segments used very creative metaphors and unexpected storytelling techniques. In this particular one, we follow a woman through four different stages in her life.