Little Heaven

Right In the heart of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is a small orphanage called “Little Heaven”. One of the orphans, Lydia, is 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.

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70 minutes


8mm P2 HD 720, Color


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Lieven Corthouts

Lieven Corthouts is a Belgian documentary maker who divides his time between Ethiopia and Belgium. Lieven has lost his heart to the Ethiopian people, culture and nature. He has made several documentaries against the backdrop of this fascinating African country, such as the multi-award winning film My Future.