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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

    Synopsis

    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.

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Amip

    Foreign production company :

    Prince Film

    Co-production :

    Films du mélangeur (les)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Doc & Film International

    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

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Production language :

    African dialect

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Switzerland

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    2008

    French release :

    11/11/2009

    Runtime :

    1 h 17 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    124.020

    Visa issue date :

    11/09/2009

    Approval :

    Production formats :

    HD

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Rating restrictions :

    None