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Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd

Belgium / Website

Biography

Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd was born in1969 in Liége, Belgium. He has dedicated most of his work to Africa. After studying Information, Journalism and Communication, as well as Anthropology and African Civilizations, Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd worked as a teaching assistant on the Université Libre de Bruxelles’ Faculty of Philosophy and Litterature until 2003. From 2004 to 2008, he developed and ran Cinéma(s) d’Afrique(s), an annual documentary film writing and directing residency for young Senegalese filmmakers. From 1998 to 2008, he served as co-director of Filmer à Tout Prix, the French Community of Belgium’s biennial documentary film festival. Since 2008, he has been professor at the IHECS (Institut des Hautes Etudes de Communication Sociale), in Brussels.
Conceived out of an encounter — and, at times, a confrontation — with reality, his work attempts to weave bonds between men and the world, between singular and universal stories. At once esthetic, philosophical and political, his films are explorations of the world and its stakes, of existence here and somewhere else.

Filmography:

Nemadis, des années sans nouvelles/ Nemadis, the Years Without News – together with Benoît Mariage (52´, Belgium, 2000)
Racines Lointaines/ Faraway Roots (75´, Belgium, 2002)
Closed District (55´, Belgium, 2004)
Le cercle des noyes/ Drowned in Oblivion (74´, Belgium, 2007)
Les dormants/ The Dormants (65´, Belgium, 2009)
Territoire perdu/ Lost Land (74´, Belgium, 2011)

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1996 – 2004 – 2014

1996 – 2004 – 2014 (Orig.) / 2014 / Switzerland / 5 min

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Lost Land

Lost Land (Orig.) / Belgium / 75 min

Straddling a 2,400-kilometer-long wall constructed by the Moroccan army, the Western Sahara is today divided into two sections...

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