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The Invisible City [Kakuma]

Directed by Lieven Corthouts, 2016

Main Info

Creative documentary, Belgium
DCP, Dolby 5.1, colour

Synopsis

Today the big refugee camps in the Horn of Africa have much more to offer than humanitarian aid. As one of the fastest growing cities of the region, Kakuma camp can mean a new beginning, a way out, offering hope for a better future. The Invisible City [Kakuma] links the coming of age of 3 teenagers with the coming of age of refugee camp Kakuma.

The Invisible City [Kakuma] combines a feature documentary with 2 digital platforms: a socially innovative webtool that helps refugee teenagers to find their family in the camp and a webdocumentary that enriches the perspective of Western audiences.

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Screening

UPCOMING SCREENINGS:
20/06/2017 @ GC de Melkerij, Zemst
09/09/2017 @ Docuscoop Festival 2017 (NL)

NOW AVAILABLE ON VOD VIA DALTON.BE
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Past:
29/05/2017 @ Cine Versailles, Stavelot
11/05/2017 @ Heusden-Zolder, hosted by Rode Kruis opvangcentrum de Bark
04/05/2017 @ Cultuurcentrum De Factorij, Zaventem
Zin in Zomer festival Hasselt - 15/08/2016 -reserve tickets
CC Strombeek – 26/09/2016 -reserve tickets
CC Strombeek - 04/10/2016
KU Leuven (seminarie Antropologie) - 05/10/2016 - 11h
Velinx (Tongeren) - 11/10/2016
Z33/Hasselt - 27/10/2016
Dommelof (Neerpelt) - 08/11/2016
UGent - 21/11/2016- 19h00
Festival van de Gelijkheid - 1-3/12/2016
CC van Maaseik - 11/01/2017
FIFDH, Festival du Film et Forum International sur les Droits Humains - 17/03/2017
02/05/2017 @ CC Maasmechelen

Press

"Op een verteerbare manier leer je de personages kennen en wordt de tragedie van de situatie duidelijk – geen familie, geen thuis – zonder dat Corthouts je ermee in het gezicht slaat." - Filmmagie

"Boeiend, beheerst, sereen." - Humo

"Een persoonlijke en unieke kijk op het leven van vier jonge mensen met een snoeihard verleden. En een bijzonder onzekere toekomst…" - Bogdan Vanden Berghe, directeur 11.11.11

'The Invisible City' : dé migratiefilm van het moment neemt kijker mee naar Keniaans vluchtelingenkamp

Focus Knack

Als een vluchtelingenkamp een stad wordt...

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Press Kit

Credits

Written and directed by Lieven Corthouts

Produced by Emmy Oost - Cassette for timescapes

Editing by Jan De Coster

Developed with the support of DOK.Incubator Workshop 2015, Good Pitch Europe 2016, FIPA 2016, SOURCES 2, Protopitch, Pixel Market, SmartFipa, The Edinburgh Pitch 2014, Milennium Web-Doc Meetings 2013, Good Mooov, XO DOX 2012, Expérience Interactives 2013

With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Flanders Image, CANVAS, Belgische Ontwikkelingssamenwerking - DGD Federale Overheidsdienst Buitenlandse Zaken, Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking, MEDIA programme of the European Union, The Pascal Decroos Fund, The Tax Shelter of the Belgian federal government

Distributor Belgium Dalton Distribution

Awards

Scam & Le Soir for best Millenium webdoc pitch and by Protopitch 2013

VOD prize of Under The Milky Way at Dok Incubator 2015

Selections

Mooov Film Festival (BE) April 19 - May 05 2016

National Competition at Docville (BE) Eligible for Best Belgian Documentary. April 29 - May 7 2016