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Fighting art crime in Belgium The last man standing

In 2015, the Belgian Unit for Art and Antiquities was dismantled by the Belgian government. This despite all recommendations made by international organisations, such as Interpol, UNESCO and Europol. When policeman Lucas Verhaegen was unofficially reinstated, it became clear that one man could simply not cover all the responsibilities of the art unit.

Due to this lack of manpower, Belgium has become a gap in the defense against art crimes in Europe.

This documentary was made by Nick Busschots & Roan Vermeyen

Commissioned by journalist training, option video, from THOMAS MORE HOGESCHOOL in Mechelen / 2020

Contact us: n.busschots@hotmail.com roan.vermeyen@gmail.com

Contact responsible final work video: tom.rumes@thomasmore.be

Credits:

Roan Vermeyen