Ajyal Film Festival 2024

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Banned Bodies (Les Corps interdits)

Ajyal Competition

للترجمة العربية اضغط على

Jérémie Reichenbach / Short Documentary / France / 2016 / 13 min / Colour and B&W / DCP
In Arabic, English / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Documentary


Black-and-white photographs and grainy video images of squalid temporary housing at Calais, France, are voiced over with the tragic stories of refugees who are in limbo there, stranded on their quest for a better life in Europe. In danger at home, unwelcome on the Continent, and not permitted to travel to the UK, these are people who are banned from everything: from life, from hope, from a future. ‘Banned Bodies’ sheds light on this terrible situation, implicitly urging us to take action.

About the Directors

Jérémie Reichenbach was born in Paris in 1975. His filmography includes ‘Un monde plus propre’ (1999), ‘Salut Vazaha’ (2000), ‘Teshumara, les guitares de la rebellion touareg’ (2005), ‘Niiamey. Et le travail comment ça va?’ (2006), ‘Abou et les étoiles du monde’ (2007), ‘La Mort de la gazelle’ (2009) and ‘Jours de poussière’ (2011). All his films have screened at numerous film festivals and on various television channels, and won several awards.


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Production Company
Quilombo Films
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Olivier Goinard

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