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Documentary on Prof. Jan Blommaert: masterclass for the critical intellectual

Published: 08th November 2021 Last updated: 27th July 2022

Prof. Jan Blommaert of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences was a gifted speaker as well as a renowned and inspiring scholar who made his presence in the social debate felt loud and clear. Language and education were his focal point, as the basis of society, but also as a weapon to expose and dismantle injustice. The documentary on his thoughts 'Woord X Macht X Strijd' premiered on November 16, watch it here.

Blommaert passed away earlier this year. But his former student and colleague Ico Maly and filmmaker Pieter de Vos (Docwerkers) followed him in his final months and captured his thoughts in the documentary Word X Power X Struggle. It has become a masterclass on the expert in social debate.  'If you don't think about material resources and how they are unequally distributed in your society, then you have missed the point', he said.

It premiered on November 16. Watch it on this webpage (below):


Watch the documentary: