Right in the heart of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is a small orphanage called 'Little Heaven'. One of the orphans, Lydia, turned 13 today. A truly joyful event, because she can now move to the ‘other house‘ where all of the ‘big kids’ live. Unfortunately this special day is overshadowed by the shocking news delivered to her by the head nurse: Lydia is HIV positive.
written, directed and filmed by Lieven Corthouts
edited by Jan Decoster
original music by Bert Joris
co-producer Wim Van Rompaey
produced by Frederik Nicolai & Eric Goossens
Developed at the Berlinale Telent Campus
Official selection IDFA 2011