Pauline Fonsny

Pauline Fonsny (°1987) is a philosopher and film editor. Living in Brussels, she devotes her time to photography, film and teaches both disciplines. In 2017, she took part in Julie Jaroszewski’s film Qui es-tu Octobre? as a camerawoman and editor, among other things, before directing her first film A l'usage des vivants the following year. Most of her work focuses on the structural racism of Belgian and European politics, and more specifically on the imprisonment of “foreigners”.


In 1998, Semira Adamu, a 20-year-old Nigerian immigrant, was murdered on Belgian soil by suffocation under a police pillow. Twenty years later, two women tell her story in a joint cry for justice.