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Simple Production — Movies, Luc de Heusch, Wild Thinking


Luc de Heusch, Wild Thinking

50' / 2007

Karine de Villers

“Dogulls fly away for a reason?”

“Why are we here?”

“I think therefore I Am” but why?

Thanks to his questioning of the world, the ethnologist and film-maker, Luc de Heusch allows us to enter his thoughts, thoughts that are both scientific (structuralist) and poetic (surrealist). Building bridges between different cultures, his films and books attest to the diversity that exists within the realm of reality, and this diversity allows the very distinct worlds of art, war, cooking, theatre, magic and love to communicate with one and other with incredible ease.


  • Director : Karine de Villers
  • Photography : Aliocha Van der Avoort
  • Sound : Cosmas Antoniadis
  • Editing : Philippe Boucq
  • Sound Editing : Julie Brenta
  • Mixing : Benoît Biral
  • Music : Georges-Elie Octors 
  • Voices : Barbara Sylvain (French) and Catherine Montondo (English)

Production and Partners

  • Production : Simple production
  • Coproduction : RTBF (Belgian TV) - Fonds Henri Storck (B)– Gsara (B)
  • Partners : With the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and the support of the national Lottery of Belgium and the support of the CGRI

TV Broadcast

  • 29/07/2008 on RTBF 2 (Belgium)


  • Espace Delvaux « Les enfants du ciné », Brussels (B) 05/07
  • Festival du film d’art – Artcinema, Prague (Czech Republic) 06/07
  • Mediawave Film Festival (Hungary) 06/07
  • Festival International du Film Francophone (FIFF), hors compétition, Namur (Belgium) 09/07
  • Vidéothèque Traces de Vies, Clermond-Ferrand (France) 11/ 2007
  • Lille University, « De l’usage de l’image et du son » (F) and meeting and debate with the Visual anthropology department Lille (F) 10/07.
  • Mercredis ethnographiques, Musée de l’homme, Paris (F) 01/08
  • Objectif DOC (opening night), Paris (F) 25/02/2008
  • Festival International du Film sur l’Art (FIFA), Montréal (Canada) 15/03/08
  • Festival International Jean Rouch ,27ème Bilan du Film Ethnographique au Musée de l’Homme, Closing film, Paris (F) 22/03/2008
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles "Hommage Luc de Heusch » meeting and debate with the Anthropology departmentofthe ULB, Brussels (B) 10/04/08
  • Ethnocinema film festival, Vienne (Austria) 05/08
  • NAFA, Nordic Anthropological Film Festival (Iceland) 05/08
  • Days of Ethnographic Film, Ljubljana (Slovenia) 05/08
  • Beeld voor Beeld Festival of Visual Anthropology, Amsterdam 07/06/08
  • Festival Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp (B) 08/06/08
  • Pärnu Film Festival (Estonia) 08/08
  • XXVII Asolo Art Film Festival, Asolo , Italy02/09/2008
  • ECO-ETNO-FOLK Film Festival, Slatoria, Romania 03/09/08 (2nd Ex-aequo )
  • International Film Festival of Fines Art of Szolnok, Hungary 2008 (1st Prize)
  • Moscow International Visual Anthropology Film Festival, Russia (2-8/10/2008)
  • Jihlava Film Festival (Czech Republic) 10/08
  • Festival « A NOUS DE VOIR – Scienceet Cinéma »,Ouillins (France) 11/ 2008
  • Festival in Bogota (Colombia)
  • Cinémathèque Québecoise - 23/10/2014


  • French version
  • French version with English subtitles


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