The Senator of Brabant, Jean-Florian Collin, had a stock of 4339 apartments, 662 studios and over 2500 garages just in the year 1970. In 1969, his business had a revenue of over 2 billion francs. What was his dream? To sell an apartment to each Belgian household that had an average income.
In 1985, when he passed away, the “father of social housing for the average middle manager” left nothing behind, apart from a few personal items. His legacy to Belgium? Access to property.
Runtime 52 min
Year of completion 2013
Playtime Films, RTBF with the help of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Centre for the Cinematic and Audiovisual Arts and VOO, WIP-Wallonie Image Production.
With the support of the National Lottery.