On a morning in May 2016, the population of Cape Verde awakens startled by a shockwave on social media. Publication after publication follows one another, of documents which describe orgies, incest, attempted child rape, adultery, asttempted murder and drug abuse in the smallest detail. The publications are confessions – all drafted in first person – made by members of a Christian sect, CRASDT: Renewed Congregation of the Adventists of the Seventh Day of Tents.
These public confessions reach an unimaginable amount of media attention when the people involved are all identified as important and respected figures in Cape Verdean society, highly regarded because of their social and professional positions as judges, doctors, economists,…
About the director:
Half Belgian, half Cape Verdean, Carlos Yuri Ceuninck, was born in 1976, in Santo Antao, Cape Verde islands. His biography is very international: he studied History of Art and Foreign Languages in Belgium, from where he went to Oklahoma, USA, to study English and Anthropology. After a film workshop in Melbourne, Australia, he started his film studies at the EICTV (Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television) in Cuba, specialising in documentary.
He’s based in Hoeilaart, Belgium and has been working as a freelancer directing and producing reportages in Cape Verde for Telesur (multi-state television for Latin America) beside the various personal projects he’s involved with. He has directed several documentary shorts, such as “Listen and Sea, Without Taste, Touch or Smell” (2005) and “To Beef or Not to Beef, That is the Question on the Isle of Mu” (2004). This last one has been selected for several international filmfestivals, among which the International Student Film Festival in Amsterdam and the Norwegian Short Film Festival. ‘The Master’s Plan’ will be his first feature length documentary.
Writer & Director: Carlos Yuri Ceuninck
Producer: Hanne Phlypo, Clin d’oeil films
Status: In development