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PROGRAM - World Cinemascape - World Cinemascape: Masters for Shorts

World Cinemascape: Masters for Shorts

Hissein Habre, a Chadian Tragedy

DIRECTOR Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN World Cinemascape: Masters for Shorts구분없음
Nation Tchad, France 201682minDCPcolor Documentary
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In 2013, former Chadian dictator Hissein Habre’s arrest in Senegal marked the end of a long combat for the survivors of his regime. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun goes to meet those who survived this tragedy.

Program Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
362 2017. 04. 30 20:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 7
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546 2017. 05. 02 20:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 4DX
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717 2017. 05. 04 12:00 Jeonju Cinema Town 7
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  • Review

    A documentary is about the notorious Chadian dictator Hussein Habre and the aftermath of his tyranny. Also known as ‘Africa’s Pinochet,’ he is responsible for much of the suffering in Africa. The idea of the film started when Habre was arrested in Senegal in 2013. Accompanying the victims of the era, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun records their wounds and fears. Working on this theme for years, Haroun shows the pain Habre inflicted to these victims in a realistic manner, introducing the country’s tragic history by focusing on the trauma of the victims. There is no recorded film or any reenactment in criminal history. The fear is palpable in the harsh voices, dry eyes, and injured bodies of the victims. Exploring the root of evil, this documentary is a true masterpiece that looks at the cold reality and violence objectively. [JANG Byungwon]

  • Credit

    Director Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN
    Screenplay Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN
    Producer Florence STERN
    Cinematography Mathieu CIOMBINI
    Editor Christine BENOIT
    Music Wasis DIOP


Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN

Born in 1961, his first feature film Bye-bye Africa won Best First Film at Venice Film Festival 1999. He then went on to direct Dry Season, Special Jury Award, in Venice Film Festival 2006, A Screaming Man, Jury Prize, in Cannes Film Festival 2010, Grigris, Official Competition, Cannes Film Festival 2013. In 2010, he received the Robert Bresson Award for his complete works. Hissein Habre, A Chadian Tragedy is his first documentary film.