North American premiere

Broken View

A poetic film-essay on the colonial gaze and the magic lantern. This early type of projector was used in Belgian colonial propaganda, highlighting the good deeds of church, state, and industry at the time. Lantern projections were an effective way of selling the colonial project to a somewhat reluctant Belgian public.

Directed by

Hannes Verhoustraete

2023 |1 h 12 | English (s.t. English)

Featured selections and awards

États généraux du film documentaire, France 2023
Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival – ARKIPEL, Indonesia (2023)
Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival, Greece (2024)

Jury Prize in International Competition and Special Mention from the Youth Jury and Critics’ Jury at the Pesaro Film Festival 2023, Grand Prix and Critics’ Prize in International Competition at the Mostra internazionale del cinema di Genova – FLIGHT 2023, Youth Jury Prize at the Brussels Film Festival 2023.

Filmmaker’s country: Belgium
Country of filming: Belgium
Country of production: Belgium

Cinema exhibition
Screening followed by a discussion with the filmmaker (Kaua’i’ōʻō)

Discussion with the filmmaker
Q&A with with Samy Benhammar

Friday, May 10

8 pm | Cinéma Moderne

7:30 pm Audience welcome
8 pm Screening begins

5150 Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Montreal, QC
H2T 1R8

Free admission, subject to availability

May 10th films