Synopsis:
Le cercle des noyés (the drowned men) is the name given in Mauritania to black political prisoners imprisonned from 1987 in the old colonial fortress of Oualata. This film touches on the fragile process of unveiling memories by one of these former prisoners who remembers his story and that of his companions. In a visual echo, the places of their confinement come one after another denuded from any traces of that past.
Director's filmography:
- Les dormants (Short)
- Les messagers
- Racines lointaines (2002 - Feature)
- Le cercle des noyés (2006 - Feature)
- Territoire perdu (2011 - Feature)
- Les Tourmentes (2014 - Feature)
- Les Éternels (2017 - Feature)
Web:
50cinquante.be
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2006
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
75'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Cobra Films