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Avenir est ailleurs (L')

Avenir est ailleurs (L')

A Feature film by Antoine Leonard-Maestrati

Produced by Cinéma Public Films

Release in France : 28/03/2007

    Synopsis

    1962. The Algerian War draws to a close. In the French West Indies, poverty is rife and strikes rock the region. France desperately needs unskilled labor. Mass emigration is put into action. It is the period of the BUMIDOM (Bureau pour le développement des migrations dans les départements d’outre-mer – Office for the Development of Emigration from the Overseas Departments and Territories). For twenty years it will supply postal, customs, and subway workers, and domestic help.
    This film is a witness to these journeys – that were often one-way. The exiled speak to us about their struggles, successes, and failures, their hopes, and the difficulty of being black French, and therefore citizens apart. Today their children bear the heritage of this generation and endure the integration difficulties specific to populations born of immigration.
    This film tells a story hidden, or even ignored, by many West Indians and metropolitan French. With accounts by Aimé Cesaire, Henry Bangou, Lilian Thuram, Daniel Boukman, and many others in the French West Indies and Parisian region.

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Cinéma Public Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Cinéma Public Films

    Co-production :

    Doriane Films

    French distribution :

    Cinéma Public Films

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Jacques Atlan

    Screenwriters :

    Michel Reinette, Antoine Leonard-Maestrati

    Directors of Photography :

    Dominique Brabant, Claus Drexel

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Annabelle Reichenbach

    Music Composer :

    Fred Deshayes

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    French, Creole

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2006

    French release :

    28/03/2007

    Runtime :

    1 h 25 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    110.579

    Visa issue date :

    24/01/2007

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Digital DTS