Synopsis:
Relegated to the corner of the working-class district of Yopougon and the virgin forest of the Banco national park, the Abidjan Remand Home and Prison (MACA) is located out of sight, in the shadow of the Ivory Coast capital. Built on a European model in the 1970s, this penitentiary institution, the largest of its kind in Ivory Coast, is home to 5,000 prisoners, despite its initial ca-pacity of only 1,500. Nonetheless, life is organized in the home on a day-to-day basis, and the inmates “enjoy” a certain stabil-ity. Through its portraits of guards and prisoners from the various sections of the prison, DANS L’OMBRE presents the first filmed immersion into the heart of this system of conflicting forms of solidarity.
Director's filmography:
Nicolas Franchomme
- Dans l'ombre (2017 - Feature)
Alexis Hotton
- Dans l'ombre (2017 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2017
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
52' & 70'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Need Productions