The Touch of Leila

A short story about a Maroccan young guy, who had several bad experiences in his life. Not to succeed in primary and secondary school but also special school. And the dead of his sister some years ago. He managed to climb up from the valley to the top of the mountain by getting a master chef in cooking and made his sister come to life again according to a new dish he made, which is called: The Touch of Leila. Sadly but true Yassin's mother died in August 2023 suffering from cancer. The portrait of Yassin in The Touch of Leila this way became so much more while he speaks about his mum in a very respectable way too. Luckily she did see the documentary before she died and was very proud of her son.

  • Werner Camillus Dewitte
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  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 16, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
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    digital 4k
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - d'Academie Beeld Sint-Niklaas
Director Biography - Werner Camillus Dewitte

Born in 1958 and became a teacher at primary school in late 70's.
Principal of several schools in 1989 and worked until 2019, when a cerebral infarction (herseninfarct) ended my working life in school. Always great interest in photo and film but but never came to it to study...however in 2022, a visit to te open day in St Niklaas academie beeld made me decide to start the5 year course! ;-) no training until last summer, learning to work with adobe and lots of information about camera angles, storyboards and scenarios;-} I love it!

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