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In the center of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, is a small orphanage called “Little Heaven”. One of the orphans, Lydia, just turned 13. This means she can go to the “big school”, but she has an unpleasant surprise. It's at age 13 that the residents of “Little Heaven” learn that they are HIV positive from birth. This film is presented as a visual diary of a child: his friendship, his little secrets and his dreams, in spite of it all.
Lieven Corthouts is a documentary filmmaker who divides his time between Ethiopia and Belgium. He has made several documentaries about this African country, such as the multi-award winning film My Future. He has also made several documentaries for NGO’s and works as consultant for filmmakers who want to film in Ethiopia.