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Far from the village

Far from the village

A Feature film by Olivier Zuchuat

Produced by Amip

Release in France : 11/11/2009

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :


Foreign production company :

Prince Film

Co-production :

Films du mélangeur (les)

Film exports/foreign sales :

Doc & Film International


April 2006. 13 000 members of the Dajo ethnic group have taken refuge on the plain of
Gouroukoun in eastern Chad. They are all survivors of the Darfur conflict. Secluded in the camp they have constructed, they create their own way of life and means of survival.

The filmmaker joins the refugees in this prison without walls. His lingering images convey the
interminable waiting and an impression of life in slow motion, unfolding moment by moment in a
non-place of destitution.

Yet this war film contains no images of war. Instead, refugees relate at length their
experiences, children draw scenes of battle, little girls hum songs of combat.

Photos (8)

Full credits (5)

Executive Producer :

Xavier Carniaux

Director of Photography :

Olivier Zuchuat

Sound Mixer :

Stéphane Larrat

Foreign Producer :

Pierre-Alain Meier

Editor :

Olivier Zuchuat

Technical details

Feature film

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Production language :

African dialect

Coproducer countries :

France, Switzerland

Original French-language productions :


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French release :


Runtime :

1 h 17 min

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Audio format :

Dolby SR

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