Laurent Van Lancker both studied Filmmaking (IAD) and Anthropology (MA, Mphil in SOAS). His early documentaries illuminate social, religious and artistic aspects of different cultures, e.g. Ymako ( Basil Wright Price at the RAI film festival 1998) or Moving with the Clouds ( Prix Jeunes, Festival Cinema d’Asie 1999). Although his latest three works are experimental travel diaries ( Eth(n)ics, Trente et une nuits: mes rencontres palestiniennes, Rétroviseurs), he has also recently made short fiction films, dance-videos, and is currently finishing a first (and surrealist) long feature documentary. An occasional lecturer in audiovisual anthropology and documentary in universities such as UGent, Sint-Lukas (Belgium), SOAS (London) or Kunming (China) and one of the founders of Polymorfilms and VOX (a media-activist collective), he also runs creative AV workshops and has curated several film programmes for Cinema Nova in Brussels. For Laurent Van Lancker, every project is like a new performance, in which a dialogue between form and content, ethics and aesthetics, political and poetical realms is to be found.
Entre deux mers (6´, Belgium, 1994)
Discreet Identities - with Simon Arazi (26´, Belgium, 1996)
In Voodoo We Trust - with Jim Ireland (52´, Belgium, 1997)
Ymako - with Robin Shuffield (51´, Belgium, 1998)
Moving with the clouds - with Olivier Gregoire (53´, Belgium, 1999)
La pierre (21´, Belgium, 2000)
Eth(n)ics (26´, Belgium, 2001)
Looking Up - with Parthiv Shah (24´, Belgium, 2003)
31 Nights (28´, Belgium, 2003) Rétroviseurs (28´, Belgium, 2004) - collective film
Surya, from eloquence to dawn (76´, Belgium, 2006)
Majjudo/Lost Man (31', Belgium, 2009)
Disorient (36', Belgium, 2011)
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