The Dive

The Dive

by Louise Hansenne


I’m filming my father in the midst of his rout. His wife leaves him and, from one day to the next, he finds himself homeless, penniless, jobless and bereft of his children.

He’s both my hero and my torment. At first I’m angry at him for his irresponsibility, then I calm down as I watch him struggle like mad to regain a family life, a job and some dignity. The death of his son, the death of my brother, turns everything upside down.



Born in Brussels. Always wanted to write. She traveled to Costa Rica after school, then didn’t know what to do, what to study. Finally she found the documentary form to express her emotions and explore the cracks in life.