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Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy

A Feature film by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Produced by Pili Films

Production year : 2016

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Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Pili Films

Foreign production company :

Goï Goï Productions

Co-production :

Arte France

Film exports/foreign sales :

Doc & Film International


In 2013, Habré’s arrest in Sénégal was a decisive breakthrough in a 23-year struggle pitting the ex-tyrant against survivors. The documentary will give voice to the victims, who have shown that with courage and obstinacy, it is possible to bring a dictator to justice. They want justice making sure that those who committed crimes do not go unpunished. It’s a universal story which aims at putting words on untold stories marked in victims’ skin, who still wonder how it is still possible to live after having been through monstrous events. It’s a film also about Africa and its relationship with the rest of the world.

Videos (4)


Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy

Excerpt 1 (English subs)


Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy

Excerpt 2 (English subs)


Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy

Excerpt 4 (English subs)


Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy

Excerpt 2 (English subs)

Photos (8)

Full credits (10)

Executive Producer :

Florence Stern

Director of Photography :

Mathieu Giombini

Press Attaché (film) :

Robert Schlockoff

Sound Editor :

Julien Cloquet

Grader :

Nicolas Perret

Screenwriter :

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Sound Recordist :

Dana Farzanehpour

Editor :

Christine Benoît

Music Composer :

Wasis Diop

Sound Mixer :

Julien Cloquet

Technical details

Feature film

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Production language :

Arabic, French

Coproducer countries :

Chad, France

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Runtime :

1 h 22 min

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

Posters (1)


News (5)

Festival Selections (10)


Presskit (2)