BIFF 2020
Checkpoints - Competition

Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Hissein Habré, Une tragédie tchadienne
Frankrike / Tsjad/ 2016/ 1 t. 22 min.
LANGUAGE:
arabisk/fransk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Clément Abaïfouta
DIRECTOR:
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
WRITER:
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Mathieu Gombini
PRODUCER:
Florence Stern
A history of violence

Hissène Habré was President of Chad between 1982 and 1990 and his ruthless regime is infamous: During his presidency some 40,000 people died in prison, many of whom were brutally tortured. Earlier this year Habré was sentenced to life in prison for his human rights abuses, giving Chad a long-awaited possibility to confront its tragic past. Today the dictator's surviving victims still struggle with both physical and mental wounds and as director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun explore their stories and those of the torturers, the devastating legacy of the regime emerges.

 

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad, 1961) Selected filmography: GRIGRIS (2013), A SCREAMING MAN (2010), DARATT (2006), ABOUNA (2002)

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