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An Excavation of Us

An Excavation of Us

A Short film by Shirley Bruno

Produced by Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains

Production year : 2017


The shadows of Napoleon's army fall upon their boat traveling through the mysterious cave named after her legend Marie Jeanne, a female soldier who fought in the Haitian Revolution. It is this battle inside her cave that will become the most successful slave revolution in history.

Production and distribution

Photos (3)

Full credits (11)

Sound Recordist :

Rémi Mencucci

Directors of Photography :

Shirley Bruno, Alexandru Petru Bădeliţă

Sound Editor :

Rémi Mencucci

Music Composer :

Junkai Chen

Sound Mixer :

Rémi Mencucci

Storyboard artist :

Shirley Bruno

Screenwriter :

Shirley Bruno

Editor :

Shirley Bruno

Animation :

Alexandru Petru Bădeliţă

Graphic Designer :

Alexandru Petru Bădeliţă

Narrator :

Shirley Bruno

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Animated film, Documentary, Experimental

Sub-genre :

2D & 3D animation, Fairy tale

Themes :

History, Politics, Freedom, Minorities, Justice

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Production country :


Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

100% French (France)

Production year :


Runtime :

11 min 11 seconds

Production formats :

Digital creation - Photographic camera

Color type :

Color and Black & White

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

Rating restrictions :

Under 12