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Cahier Africain

  • 9 10
  • 2016
  • 118min

Poetic, contemplative and testimonial, this documentary gathers the impressions of hundreds of Central African men, women and girls who were victims of the crimes of Congolese mercenaries.


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Locarno Film Festival Critic's Week/ Dok Leipzig

Cahier Africain. 300 testimonies from Central Africa

Conceived as a kind of book-film, this documentary gathers the testimonies of hundreds of women and men from Central Africa. In their own voice, we hear the atrocities they suffered at the hands of Congolese mercenaries.

This is a Swiss-German documentary directed by award-winning filmmaker Heidi Specogna, which premiered at the 2016 Semaine de la Critique of the Locarno Film Festival, where it received the Zonta Club Award.

Heidi Specogna
Heidi Specogna Director

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