Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd

LE CERCLE DES NOYÉS (Drowned in Oblivion/Der Kreis der Ertrunkenen)

LE CERCLE DES NOYÉS (The Circle of Drowned Men) is the name given in Mauritania to black political prisoners imprisoned from 1987 in the old colonial fortress of Oualata. This film shows one former inmate’s attempts at dealing with his memories as he tells his story and that of his fellow prisoners. In a visual echo, the viewer sees the places of their confinement come one after another.

Belgium/France 2007
Regie: Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
75 min, Beta SP, s/w, OF mit engl. UT
Festival: Berlinale 07
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