Hannes Verhoustraete

Hannes Verhoustraete (Belgium, 1986) is a filmmaker, teacher and researcher at KASK / School of Arts Ghent. He is a writer and editor for the online film magazine SabzianUn pays plus beau qu’avant (2019) was his debut. His latest film Broken View was released in 2023 and premiered at Courtisane Festival. The film played at many festival in Belgium and abroad and won prizes in Pesaro Film Festival, Mostra internazionale del nuovo cinema in Genova and Brussels Art Film Festival.

A poetic essay film on the colonial gaze and the magic lantern. This early type of image projector was used in Belgian colonial propaganda, showcasing the good works of the Church, State and industry.

Thirty years ago, Jeancy came to Brussels from Kinshasa. His financial concerns are permeated by the political struggle in the Congolese diaspora. A continuous negotiation of urgencies.

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