Little Heaven, a creative documentary by Lieven Corthouts, is selected for this year’s 9th Berlinale Talent Campus (12 – 17 Febr). The Talent Campus brings together up-and-coming filmmakers during the Berlinale. Little Heaven is part of Doc Station, a training programme for documentary filmmakers.

Lieven Corhouts's My FutureLittle Heaven tells the story of Lydia. When she turns 13 Lydia has to move to a second house in the orphanage where she lives. This marks the point where sister Saba has to tell her she’s been born with HIV. All the children in her new home are carriers of the virus. Still they try to have a normal life like other teenagers. Little Heaven tells the story of this life-changing moment. For a year we closely follow the thirteen-year-old. The evolution from being a child to being a teenager and growing up plays a key role in this documentary.

Doc Station offers documentary filmmakers one-on-one feedback sessions with renowned experts. These experts will guide the up-and-coming documentary makers during the development of their project. Corthouts, an enterprising director, is selected for this programme. His other works include My Future and A Long Distance Dream. Little Heaven, a production by Eric Goossens and Frederik Nicolai for Off World, was made possible with support from – amongst others – the Flanders Audiovisuel Fund (VAF).

Published on Monday 31 January 2011

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