Sarah Vanagt (º 1976)  studied history in Antwerp, Brighton and Groningen, and film at the National Film and Television School, London.

Sarah Vanagt lives in Brussels and makes documentaries, video installations and photos, in which she combines her interest for history with her interest for (the origins of) cinema.

Her work includes films such as After Years of Walking (2003), Little Figures (2003), Begin Began Begun(2005), Boulevard d’Ypres(2010), The Corridor (2010); and video installations such as Les Mouchoirs de Kabila (2005),Power Cut (2007), Ash Tree(2007).

Her work is shown at film festivals (FidMarseille, Viennale, Doclisboa, Idfa Amsterdam, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Hors Pistes Centre Pompidou), and in museums (Frankfurter Kunstverein, Fact Liverpool, NGBK Berlin, Shedhalle Zürich). Her  silent short film Girl with a fly (2013) was first shown at the 5th Biennale of Moscow. Elevage de poussière/Dust Breeding (2013) premiered at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels in May 2013.


Sarah Vanagt

Supported projects

After Years of Walking

  • Armed conflict
  • Culture
  • Youth
  • Education
  • Politics

After the genocide of 1994, the Rwandan government temporarily suspended history from the school curriculum. The characters in After Years of Walking - children, teachers, genocide killers, students and historians - all find themselves in an uncertain zone between the old history and a new one.