Compétition internationale
42th edition
20>29 november 2020, Nantes

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by Aicha MACKY


“Unemployed, without hope, and many looking to leave the country for want of better options… Young men are swelling the ranks of gangs that sow violence in Zinder, my home town, in Niger. The majority are the children of lepers, born outside the healthcare system. Their births were unregistered and they have been deprived of their right to an education. They go unnoticed, until the day that they rebel. Locally, they are known as the “In Palais”. They style themselves after black American hotshots from the ghettos: heavy chains around their necks, T-shirts bearing images of Hollywood stars, strutting around in low-slung faded jeans. They make themselves known in various spectacular, and sometimes tragic, ways, feeding the climate of fear and hysteria in Zinder. Sinia Boy, Bawo and Ramsess accompanied me into this world of gangs and no-go neighbourhoods. With them, we will reach a clear understanding of the spiral of events in which these young men appear to be trapped. The individuals that I have chosen to follow in this film want better than the future that is lined up for them.” Aicha Macky

  • Titre français
  • Original title
  • Titre international
  • Production
    Tabou Production
  • Producteur délégué
    Ousmane Samassekou
  • Coproduction
    Les Films du Balibari (France), Corso Film (Germany)
  • Sous-titrage

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