saints
a film by DIETER DESWARTE

documentary, 90 minutes, HD, 2016
produced by storyhouse & mosaic film,
with the support of vlaams audiovisueel fonds

The tiny island of Saint Helena is so remote and isolated that it was used to imprison the serial escaper Napoleon Bonaparte. Even today it lies a five-day boat journey from the nearest mainland. But life on this remote British Outpost will soon be changed for good with the arrival of an international airport. As the construction of the airport begins, the Saints, as they are known, wonder how their lives will change as the high-end eco-tourists start to arrive. An ode to an island that for many years lay forgotten in the South Atlantic Ocean. A cinematic memory journey to a place that feels as familiar as it does outlandish.

director, camera: dieter dewarte
assistent director: valentine roels
sound: kwinten van laethem
production: storyhouse productions & mosaic film