A commission of the Francophone parliament was set on Thursday to view RTBF’s footage which included interviews with real politicians, scenes of flag-waving Flemish crowds and reports that the king had fled the country.
RTBF shocked viewers in a country keenly aware of its linguistic and political differences. Only much later during the mock documentary did a subtitle reveal that the reports were fictional.
Belgian media reported foreign correspondents had called the prime minister’s office to confirm the news while some embassies warned their governments of developments.
I would have loved to have been there to see it.