Lieven Corthouts is a self-taught filmmaker who travelled the world before living in Ethiopia for 10 years.

There he made 2 feature documentaries: My Future and Little Heaven. Both films are about teenagers and their fight to get further up in life, brought in a very intimate and optimistic way. My Future (2009, 50’) won the prize Best Debut at Miradasdoc. Little Heaven (2011, 70’) premiered at IDFA, was sold by Taskovski and obtained the Bertha Britdoc Connect Fund. Lieven has released the feature length documentary The Invisible City [Kakuma] in April 2016 and is currently working on his crossmedia project Find Me in Kakuma.


Lieven Corthouts

Supported projects

Kakuma, The Invisible City

  • Conflict
  • International

How to build a home in a place called nowhere? Filmmaker Lieven Corthouts decided to stay in one of the toughest places on earth and make this camp his home.