a short experimental science documentary by Vincent Langouche

A team of scientists explore the vanished island of Testerep off the Belgian coast. Traditional excavations are combined with advanced technologies, like computer simulations and sound wave analyses, to trace the coastal evolution over 5,000 years. 
As researchers decode the mysteries, they contemplate the symbiotic relationship between humans, technology, and our temporal landscape, offering glimpses into future virtual worlds and bridging the gaps between the past, present, and the ever-evolving role of technology in shaping our understanding of the world.

About the director

Vincent Langouche, born in Leuven in 1988, embodies a unique fusion of art and science. After studying film at the Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema, and Sound in Brussels, he delved into astrophysics, earning a Master of Science from KU Leuven.
His dual expertise culminated in the feature documentary "Quantum Revolution" (2015), where he translates intricate scientific concepts into visually compelling narratives. Since 2016, Vincent has served as the Festival Director for Leuven International Short Film Festival.


Directed & edited by Vincent Langouche
Camera - Jerome Demeyere
Sound design - Gedeon Depauw
Grading - Olivier Ogneux


Awards & festivals

Docville, Documentary Festival Leuven, Belgium, 2024

Production details

Duration: 15'31"
In co-production with Docville & VRT
With the support of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Department of Economy, Science & Innovation, Sabam for Culture and the Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government through Flanders Tax Shelter

Language: English
Subtitles: English, Dutch