Lydie Wisshaupt-Claudel has lived in Brussels since 2001. She has studied editing at the Higher National Institute of Performing Arts (INSAS). After graduating in 2006, she made her directorial debut with "There's still light" (Il y a encore de la lumière), a travelogue in Iceland about coping with loneliness. Based on a long journey through the American West, "Sideroads" (2012), her first feature-length documentary, emerged: she and her partner met Americans who wandered between faith and delusion on the path to the American Dream. During the trip she was in the California military city of Twentynine Palms, where she returned to direct "Killing Time – entre deux fronts", her third documentary, which won multiple awards and international recognitions at festivals in 2015. Her recent feature-length documentary, "Leading Lights" (Éclaireuses), invites us to challenge our education system and prejudices through observation of the daily work and research of two teachers who work with children without educational backgrounds, most of them in exile. She continues to work alternately as director and editor, as she is convinced that both these fields are complementary and enrich each other.