Ellen Vermeulen

Ellen Vermeulen (Belgium, 1982) is a filmmaker. She made the documentaries 9999 (2014), about detention in the Merksplas prison, and Inclusive (2018), about four children with learning disabilities who take part in a regular learning program. Vermeulen is a researcher and lecturer at RITCS (Brussels) and founded the production company Chère Jeanne. Her latest film Forbidden Pilgrimage will be released in 2024.

In 1952, Marie-Louise Chapelle was the first French woman to reach an untouched Himalayan peak. Years later, filmmaker Ellen Vermeulen retraces her steps. An intimate story as well as a physical journey, guided by two female voices.

In 1952, Marie-Louise Chapelle was the first French woman to reach an untouched Himalayan peak. Years later, filmmaker Ellen Vermeulen retraces her steps. An intimate story as well as a physical journey, guided by two female voices.

A carefully made film, offering an intimate insight into the lives of Rosie, Sami, Irakli, and Nathan, four children with different educational needs who are going to regular schools. 

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