50 years ago Paris students took to the streets to protest against the conservative society and its moralizing ideals. At the Centre for Fine Arts too, the concert hall was occupied for three months by young rebels, artists, and thinkers.

The festival takes May ‘68 as the point of departure to zoom in on the turbulent sixties in which Russian tanks put an abrupt end to the Prague Spring, the Vietnam War raged, the Civil Rights Movement shook up the US, wars of independence were sweeping across the African continent.

Photographs by the Magnum photographers who witnessed the protests will go on show in Brussels.