11 - 19 November 2011

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Nonfiction Feature Films

Blue Meridian
Sofie Benoot
Belgium, 2010
Blu-Ray | 80min. | Colour | English | VOSI, VOSC

Production: Marie Logie / Auguste Orts
Screenplay: Sofie Benoot
Photography: Fairuz
Editor: Tom Deyonette, Sofie Benoot, Nico Leunen
Sound: Senjan Jansen, Kwinten Van Laethem

Contact: [email protected] +32 22272234



Blue Meridian is a captivating journey through the Deep South of the United States, following the devastated, worn-out banks of the Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois, to Venice, Louisiana. Successive encounters with local inhabitants reveal the harsh reality behind the American myth.


Sofie Benoot (Bruges, 1985) studied documentary filmmaking at Sint-Lukas Brussels University College of Art and Design. Her graduation film project Fronterismo (2007) won the VAF Wild Card Award at the Leuven International Film Festival and has been widely exhibited. Blue Meridian is her first film since graduating. It won FIDlab 2009.


Docville Leuven 2011
Documenta Madrid 2011