Documentary screening: ‘Fossil Free’ // Sustainability Week

‘Divestment is the opposite of an investment – it simply means getting rid of stocks, bonds,or investment funds that are unethical or morally ambiguous’

Have you heard the word divestment before, but you weren’t sure what people were actually talking about? Or are you eager to learn more about divestment in Belgium and at the KU Leuven? Be sure to join us during our divestment movie night and learn everything about it!


The documentary will be introduced by Gert-Jan Vanaken, PhD student at KU Leuven, climate activist and involved in the KU Leuven Fossil Free campaign. He’ll talk about his experience as a student in convincing KU Leuven to turn their investments away from fossil fuel companies and he’ll give an update on ongoing divestment campaigns in Belgium. After that, we’ll watch the documentary ‘Fossil Free’ by VPRO Backlight. This documentary gives a good introduction to the divestment topic, specifically concerning fossil fuels.


Everyone is welcome to join and the event is free of charge.


07 May 2019


18:30 - 20:30


Aud. Gaston Eyskens (VHI 00.10)
Aud. Gaston Eyskens (VHI 00.10)