Lotte Knapen is a Belgian documentary maker.

Lotte (° 1983) studied at Luca, School of Arts in Brussels and at ESAP, Escola Artística do Porto. She mainly makes social film and audio projects that are embedded in the community. The artistic work is used to stimulate social cohesion and active citizenship. She also does freelance camera, editing, research and directing assignments.


Lotte Knaepen

Supported projects

Back to Bled

  • Youth
  • Agriculture
  • Cities

BRUSSELS - 'Back to Bled' is a contemporary story about the connection between the city and the countryside, starting in multicultural Brussels. The core of the documentary is friction; friction between city and countryside, ecology and economy, healthy versus cheap, connected versus uprooted.

Little Survivors

  • Armed conflict
  • Education
  • Youth

ARBIL - With Little Survivors Lotte Knaepen and Lisa Matthys made a report in Kurdistan (Northern Iraq). The story is about the Yazidis, a people who were persecuted by ISIS. Many Yazidi children became victims of human trafficking, were separated from their families, used as slaves or trained as child soldiers in Raqqa. In this documentary, the makers follow four little survivors who have suffered trauma in various ways. But the focus is on their resilience, courage and creativity.