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Signes de Nuit

March 29th - April 11th 2010



Cinéma l'Archipel
Goethe Institut
Fondation Suisse
Institut culturel irlandais
Maison de l'Amérique Latine
Maison du Brésil
Maison Heinrich Heine
Maison de l'Europe
Mairie du X. Arrondissement

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Program structure

* by Days / Places

Opening Film
Closing Film

International competition

* Part 1 * Part 2
* Part 3 * Part 4
* Part 5 * Part 6
* Part 7 * Part 8
* Part 9 * Part 10

International Selection


Worlwide Focus
- Africa

- Latin America

- Brazil

- Germany
- India

- Ireland
- Japon

- Malaysia

- Norway
- Romania
- Switzerland

The French Touch


Sound and Composition


Special Guest:

REC Festival
Tarragona / Spain


Special Guest:
EX-IS Festival

Special Guest:
Con-can Festival


Documentary Art
* Classic
* Programs 1 - 5
* Programs 6 - 10
* Programs 11 - 15
* Programs 16 - 20


White Nights of Stranges Films

* Night 1

* Night 2


International Jury


The Jury´s Program


Festival Awards






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Pratical Informations


Index Names


Index Titles


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Focus Africa

Program n°1
Monday March 29th, 17h - Mairie du X. Arr. - Salle des Fêtes

The Breach + Infos


Abdoul Aziz Cissé
2007 | DV | 0:32:30

In Saint Louis, town located in the middle of river Senegal Delta, is born a child. They traditionally make offering to the Spirit of the River. The building of infrastructures for water mastery has endangered the delta environment in the beginning of the 1980s. And populations are suffering.


Maam Kumba + Infos


Alioune N'Diaye
2008 | DV | 0:26:00

Maam Kumba Bang is the spirit of the waters of the island of Saint Louis. Its mysterious and mythical presence governs the city and river and the collective imagination has built up a vivid picture around it. But only a few people can say that they have met this divinity. The film, through some accounts, re-evokes this ancient legend which continues to live.
Food chain + Infos


Marie-Louise Sarr
2008 | DV | 0:28:00

Each day, the Gaston Berger university restaurant in Senegal provides food for more than 5000 students. A food chain that works from dawn to dusk. This film shows the patient and careful processing of food as well as the working bodies of all those who are preparing and serving the meals.


Program n°2
Documentary Art / Focus Africa 2
Tuesday March 30th, 17h - Mairie du X. Arr., Salle des Fêtes

Congo in four acts
+ Infos


Dieudo Hamadi, Divita Wa Lusala, Patrick Ken Kalala, Kiripi Katembo Siku
Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa,
2010 * DV * 01:12:00


As the "Heart of Darkness", Congo remains to this day a huge space onto which the rest of the world can project certain ideas. With this film, young Congolese directors react to these projections by offering an inside view. Their cameras delve into different microcosms. The film begins with the absurd everyday life of a maternity ward. Many mothers cannot leave the hospital after giving birth because they cannot pay the bill. Right from the start of their new life, these women and their babies are trapped in the clutches of poverty and bureaucracy. A journey through the breathtaking labyrinth of Kinshasa's transformed infrastructure follows. The life of a young female journalist, whose father – a government opponent – was murdered, is portrayed. Grace Ngyke continues the fight for freedom of speech in the changed, but no less complicated, present.

Program n° 3
Documentary Art / Focus Africa 2
Sunday April 4th, 12h - Maison du Brésil

Wamkelekile (Welcome Back)
+ Infos


Dorotea Vucic
South Africa
2009 * Beta SP* 0:023 :00


A story of an estranged son, Lukhanyo, who reunites with his mentally challenged father, Simpiwe, and must come to terms with himself as well as his father.

Où est l'Eldorado? (Where is Eldorado?)
+ Infos

Jean-Frédéric De Hasque
2009 * DV * 1:13 :00


They are 25 years old, students at Bamako University. They are the new generation. The ideas and influence of Yambo Ouologuem, who is radically opposed to white people, have inspired them tp-o establish a club in his name.


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