A documentary by Trisha De Cuyper

SCHOOL WTF! explores a unique philosophy on our modern school system.

The Brussels based ‘Het Leerhuis’ is a democratic school for self-initiated learning. Children are free to choose their activities all day long. They are responsible to decide what they want to learn – if they want to learn – out of their own interests, passion and motivation.

A film about the intention to re-think our school system and to suggest a different way of learning, but it also reflects the struggle of a few children with the paradoxes of freedom and democracy.

Zullen we stemmen of snoep mag op school?

About the director

Trisha De Cuyper was born in Davenport, Iowa USA. She holds a Master in Cinematography, a Master in Art History and a Bachelor in Spanish studies. She was mandated as a member of the Documentary Selection Commission of Flanders Audiovisual Fund and is member of the commission of the Belfius Press Awards. Trisha is a founding member of Triade 2:1 for the realisation of Video Art projects.


Directed by Trisha De Cuyper
Writer - Trisha De Cuyper
Editor - Jan Lapeire, Leen Anhonissen
Dop - Jan Lapeire
Music - Peter Vandenberghe

Production details

Duration: 50'
In co-production with Trueworks (NL)

With the support of Dutch Film Fund, MEDIA Fund and Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), B-Architects, vzw Docaddict, Omroep Zeeland, Provincie Zeeland and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

Language: Dutch
Subtitles: English, Dutch