Para - Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg
Raven Ruëll and Bruno Vanden Broecke make a performance about the paratroopers who were sent to Somalia in 1992-93.
Nine years after the premiere of their internationally acclaimed stage hit Mission, author David Van Reybrouck, actor and theatre-maker Bruno Vanden Broecke and director Raven Ruëll will be working together once again. Van Reybrouck delved into a forgotten episode in recent history, Belgium’s large-scale military intervention in Somalia in 1992–93. During two years he ploughed through archives and publications and interviewed commandos, both officers and privates, who took part in the mission. Para is neither an indictment nor a hymn, but examines rather the complex tragedy of international peace operations.