Max-Lena Vanden Eynde’s grandfather grew up in a family of fifteen children. In 1940, the two eldest sons – Pol and Louis – were called up as reserve recruits. Only one of the two brothers returned home after the war. Any clue to Louis is lost. Together with the third son – her grandfather – Max-Lena goes looking for him. Since his disappearance, the family has been silent. His name is not spoken, nor the grief surrounding it.
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Max-Lena Vanden Eynde: researcher, interviewer, editor
Brecht Mertens: music composer
Wederik De Backer: editor-in-chief
Simon Kremar: mixer
Pieter Serrien and Geert Lecompte: historical researchers
Max-Lena Vanden Eynde is a radio documentary maker. She works as a maker and editor-in-chief for the production house The Podcast Planet. You can follow her work on her personal Instagram as well as The Podcast Planet.
Story by Ross Sutherland
Translated by Cristina Marras
Performed by Cristina Marras and Ross Sutherland
Additional voice acting by Andrea de’Cesco, Gianfranco Bitti, Fausta Laddomada
Original music by Jeremy Warmsley
Produced by Ross Sutherland
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For further listening on a similar theme, listen to Cristina’s story “Games We Play in the Dark”
Plunge into the sonic landscape of the jackal, as they stalk around a human settlement. Listen as voices from the Anthropocene emerge from busted radios, talking into the night.
Directed by Saška Rakef
Script by Saška Rakef and Tina Kozin
Music by Bojana Šaljić Podešva
Sound Design by Matjaž Miklič
Dramaturgy by Pia Brezavšček
Field recording, ambience and effects by Matjaž Miklič and Martin Florjančič
Expert collaborator: Petra Veber
Thanks to Sebastijan Lamut, MSc; Miha Krofl, ScD and Tomaž Grušovnik, PhD
Produced by RTV Slovenia, Radio Slovenia, Program Ars and Društvo Za Umetnost Avgus, Ljubljana