Synopsis:
The daughter of a Belgian agent and a Rwandan woman, Suzanne was born in 1926. At the age of 4, her father takes her away from Africa to give her a European education. She is a “mulatto child saved from a negro destiny”.
Suzanne’s father is also the director’s grandfather, who discovered only at 27 that she had a mixed race aunt. The family story intersects with the bigger colonial history…
Recent selection(s):
Hot Docs - Canadian International Documentary Festival (Toronto)
Vues d'Afrique - Festival International de cinéma (Montréal)
Director's filmography:
- René Michel, Suturer la dérive (TV)
- Greyhound : Aller simple (1998 - TV)
- Krone : L'Autriche entre les lignes (2002 - TV)
- Vents de sable, femmes de roc (2010 - Feature)
- Bons baisers de la colonie (2011 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2011
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
74'
Production:
CVB - Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles - VIDEP