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The Camp at Rivesaltes - The Final Day

A Short film by Helena Michie

Production year : 2008

    Synopsis

    Just before the camp at Rivesaltes in the south of France is demolished, Sylvia Ruth Gutmann returns to this abandonned site where she was imprisoned as a child. We follow her and try to capture the last movement of life in this troubled place, haunted by ghosts and memories, both personal and collective. Her journey occurs through a poem interpreted in various languages. A poem that evokes the suffering of people who were locked up in the camp.

    Actress

    Full credits (6)

    Producer :

    Helena Michie

    Director of photography :

    Gabby Morton Jones

    Sound editor :

    Sabrina Burnard

    Screenwriter :

    Helena Michie

    Editor :

    Sabrina Burnard

    Music Composers :

    Beñat Achiary, Jono Buchanan, Matthew King

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Sub-genre :

    Auteur documentary, Literary adaptation

    Themes :

    War, Memories

    Production language :

    French, English, Arabic, Catalan, Bulgarian

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2008

    Runtime :

    27 min 10 seconds

    Visa number :

    126.769

    Visa issue date :

    31/10/2011

    Production formats :

    Mini DV

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    16/9

    Audio format :

    Stereo

    Rating restrictions :

    None

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Montreal World Film Festival - 2008

    Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, 2008)

    Selection

    Documentaries of the World