Saints Order tickets

Dieter Deswarte & Roman Hiele

Wed 15.03 / 20:00 / €5 / Foyer Theaterzaal / film / concert

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.

Antwerp producer Roman Hiele provides the official soundtrack. He interprets the insulation in a unique way by using field recordings and minimalist compositions.

Dieter Deswarte is an awarded documentary filmmaker based in London. He is a self-shooter with a distinct personal aesthetic. His intimate approach leads to a gentle kind of film making that quietly captures the beauty of ordinary life. Over the past years he has worked for a range of charities, theatre’s and arts organisations. His personal work has gained him awards and screenings at several Festivals. His most recent film “St Helena, an end to isolation” was broadcast on the BBC News Channel. 

producer: Maarten Schmidt / Storyhouse