Echoes in the Present

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DÉCHÉANCE PUBLIQUE - DÉTENTION

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, David Seitz | 2017 | 37 s | Animation | Canada 
English (French subtitles)

Refugees Story

WALLS ARE REAL, BORDERS ARE IMAGINARY. A critique of the detention of minors in immigration centers.

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FREEDOM IS MINE

Mahmoud Salameh| 2020 | 3 min | Animation | France |  Silent

Migrants Story

Alone at sea on a makeshift raft, a man trying to flee his country is finally rescued by the coast guard.

Award :

  • International Short Film Festival Berlin (Interfilm) Special Mention Special Mention Confrontations Section (2020)

 

Selections :

  • Stuttgart Trickfilm International Animated Film Festival (Germany, 2020)

  • Prix UniFrance du court-métrage (France, 2020)

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UBAC (NORTH SIDE)

Joseph Minster | 2018 | 14 min | Drama, Adventure| France | Silent

With: Bellamine Abdelmalek, Moussa Sylla

Migrants Story

Two men walk in the snow, on the north-facing side, the slope most in shadow. They have just crossed a pass. They are migrants.

Selection :

  • Amiens International Film Festival (France, 2018)

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DUBLINÉ(E) (DUBLINED)

Isham Aboulkacim| 2021 | 13 min | Drama
France 
| French, Arabic (English subtitles)

With: Karim Ait M’Hand, Selin Altiparmak

Immigrants Story: Morocco

Younès is a young agent at the Police Department who works at the one-stop shop for asylum seekers in Paris. He receives Malika, a Moroccan national who wants to apply for refugee status. However, the enforcement of the strict "Dublin" regulations does not allow Younès to proceed with her application.

Selections:

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TUNISIE 2045

Ted Hardy-Carnac | 2016 | 3 min | Drama, Anticipation
France | 
French, English (English subtitles)

With: Nabiha Akkari, Julien Hérichon, Raphaël Schach, Lydia Oussadit-Dessert

Immigrants Story: Europe

Tunisia, 2045. A father and daughter wait, worried and tired. A simple gesture can determine their fate.

Selections:

  • Thessalonique International Short Film Festival (Greece, 2017)

  • Richmond French Film Festival (United States, 2017)

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TERRE D'ÉCUEIL (HOLLOW LAND)

Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot |  2013 | 14 min | Animation
Canada, France, Denmark
 | Silent

Migrants Story

A young couple embarks into a new life, dragging their old bathtub on their back. Hollow Land is a movie at the same time absurd, dark and full of humor which highlights the pressures which undergo the exiles, the refugees and all those who have difficulty in finding a place in the world.

Awards : 

  • Festival de films de Portneuf sur l'environnement - Grand prix Jacques Languirand (Canada, 2015)

  • Brooklyn International Film Festival 2014 - Best Animation Award  Bradford Animation Festival - Special Mention (England, 2013)

  • Tel Aviv Animix Festival - Best Independent Short (Israel, 2013)

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MAMAN(S) [MOTHER(S)]

Maïmouna Doucouré | 2015 | 21 min | Drama|France
French, Wolof (English subtitles)

With: Sokhna Diallo, Maïmouna Gueye, Eriq Ebouaney, Mareme, N'Diaye, Azize Diabaté

Immigrants Story: Senegal

Eight-year-old Aida lives with her family in an apartment on the outskirts of Paris. When her father arrives back from a trip to Senegal, the family's homeland, life radically changes for Aida and the rest of the family. Their father has not returned alone, but is accompanied by a young Senegalese woman, Rama, who he introduces as his second wife. Aida, aware of how distraught her mother is, then decides to get rid of the newcomer.

Awards:

  • Toronto International Film Festival 2015 - Best International Short Film

  • Cesar for Best Short Film (France 2017)

  • Sundance Film Festival - Jury Award: International Fiction (USA, 2016)

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YALDA

Roshanak Roshan| 2016 | 15 min | Animation | France
French, Persian (English or French subtitles)

Immigrants Story: Iran

Yalda is a young immigrant in France. Although she promised herself she'd never have children, she becomes pregnant so she can't be deported. Torn between the sadness of breaking her promise and the fear of deportation, what will she do with this child?

Selections:

  • Berlin International Short Film Festival (Interfilm) (2016)

  • Annecy International Animation Film Festival (France, 2016)

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AU REVOIR PARIS

Coralie Majouga | 2018 | 23 min | Dramedy | France 
French (English subtitles)

With: Nacim Beliouz, Liviu Gheorghe Bora, Azize Diabaté Abdoulaye, Isaac Domingos

Immigrants Story: Sub-Saharan Africa

Tomorrow they'll be in Africa, where their father hopes to resettle. So today, Mathis and Antoine are going to Paris, one forcing the other to accompany him. A day to say farewell, move about the city, apprehend the return home, and, above all, to learn to discover oneself.

 Selections:

  • Valletta Film Festival (Malte)

  • Festival Tous courts d’Aix en Provence (France)