11 - 19 November 2011

Official Sections

Nonfiction Feature Films

Territoire perdu (Lost Land)
Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
Belgium / France, 2010
Digibeta PAL/NTSC | 73min. | BW/Colour | Arabic | VOSI, VOSC

Production: Cobra Films, Zeugma Films
Screenplay: Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
Photography: Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
Editor: Philippe Boucq
Sound: Alain Cabaux

Contact: cba@skynet.be +32 22272230



Drawing from stories of flight, exile, interminable waiting and arrest, and persecuted lives on both sides of the wall that divides the Western Sahara, Territoire perdu bears witness to the Sahrawi people, their land and their entrapment in other people’s dreams.  The film juxtaposes sonorous landscapes, black-and-white portraits and nomadic poetics. 


Pierre Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd (Liège, 1969) has shot most of his films in Africa, including Racines lointaines (2002), Closed District (2004), Le cercle des noyés (2007) and Les Dormants (2009).  He programmes the Uncertain Viewpoints section at the États Généraux du Documentaire in Lussas.


Berlinale Forum 2011