Pieter-Jan De Pue

— director

GIRLS AND HONEY — Pieter-Jan De Pue, 2016

THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED — Pieter-Jan De Pue, 2016

O — Pieter-Jan De Pue, 2006

Gabriel Rios' ANGELHEAD — Pieter-Jan De Pue

BIO

Pieter-Jan De Pue, born in 1982, is an independent filmmaker and graduated from the film academy RITS in Brussels in 2006. From 2007 on he started directing his first docu/fiction film The Land of the Enlightened (2016). In view of his debut project he has been travelling for long periods of time to Afghanistan, photographing the country and its people for organizations such as the International Red Cross, Caritas International, UN and international demining organizations.

The Land of the Enlightened premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography. The film continued to win several other awards, such as the Phoenix Award at the Cologne Film Festival, the Audience Awards and Professional Achievement Award at Tarkovsky Film Festival, Anonimul Film festival, Olympia Film festival and Costa Rica International Film Festival; the Special Jury Award at Documenta Madrid, Artistic Vision Award at DocAviv.

Pieter-Jan is currently working his second long feature film Two Poachers, a story about two brothers going to war in Eastern Ukraine (in pre-production).

Photo ©Bart Dewaele

Interview with Pieter-Jan de Pue at Film Festival Cologne 2016 | Phoenix Award Winner

CV

film & DOCUMENTARY

2016
The Land of the Enlightened
2016
Girls and Honey (short)
2006
O (short)

PHOTO

PHOTO STORIES AND BOOK PROJECTS
2015 - 2017
Donbass - Eastern Ukraine (stories for the International Red Cross / ICRC)
2012
Citybooks - Yerevan
2011
Fort Europa
2011
Droom van een Stroom
2011
Holocaust Museum Mechelen ‘Kazerne Dossin’   
2010
Afghanisan / Pakistan
2009 - 2010
Iran
2009
John Pawson
2009
Central Asia
2007 - 2008
Afghanistan
2008 - present
Wim Vandekeybus
2004
Amazonas Brasil & Colombia
2002
Gaza / Westbank

PHOTO EXHIBITIONS
2011
Afghanistan, an other reality
Paris: Foundation Biermans-Lapôtre
2010
The other Afghanistan
Brussels: Photogallery
2009
Iran on the edge
Antwerpen: Photomuseum
2008
Paysans et paysannes d’Afghanistan, une autre réalité
Paris: l’Institut des Cultures d’Islam
2008
Afghanistan 2007: A journey in images
Brussel: Vlaams Nederlands huis deBuren
2007
Gaza / Westbank
Ottignies: Ferme de Douaire
2005
La Fleuve d’Amazonie
Paris: Festival de l’Oh