Our Days, Absolutely, Have To Be Enlightened

  • 9 10
  • 2012
  • 22min

In Orleans, France, the inmates gave a concert inside the prison. The sound was broadcasted outside for the audience. This bold short film documents the event.

Awards

AWARDS: Best Short Film. Visions du Réel Nyon/ Best Film. Fly Film Festival Switzerland/ Special Mention. Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival/ Special Mention. Timishort Timisoara/ Special Mentions from Prosessional and Student Juries. Doc en Court Lyon 

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Dok Leipzig/ Clermont- Ferrand International Short Film Festival/ Festival Silhouette/ Les états généraux du film documentaire/ Festival courtscourt/ Cinéma des peuples/ Les escales documentaires/ Traces de vies/ Saint Martin fait son festival/ Altkirch Festival international du film/ Sciences en Bobines/ Court c'est court/ Villeurbanne Festival du court métrage/ Rencontres hivernales du documentaire/ La semaine du vent/ Rencontres photographiques/ Festival du cinéma européen/ Festival la première fois/ Visions du Réel/ Longlake Festival/ Fly film/ Milano international film festival festival/ Invideo/ A film for Peace/ Shortini/ Miradas doc/ IVAHM/ indielisboa/ Dokument 10/ Dokumentart/ WatchDoc/ One world/ Kurzfilmwoche/ Aarhus film festival/ Oslo short cut/  Bucarest international experimental film festival/ Timishort/ Dokubazaar/ Priznen Dokufest/ Mediterranean film festival/ Zagreb human rights film festival/ Casablanca Festival international d'art vidéo/ Experiments in cinema/ Rencontres internationales du documentaire/ Ficfa/ Valvidia international film festival/ Festival internacional de cine documental/ Fenaco/ Transcinema/ Bienal de la imagen en movimiento/ MIDBO/ 0110 international film festival/ Jeonju international film festival

Our Days, Absolutely, Have To Be Enlightened. When Art becomes freedom

An apparently invisible, objective camera, takes its place in silence, while a mysterious melody of voices is heard through the horns placed in front of the walls of a prison in Orleans, France.  

In front of the lens of this camera, appear the abstracted faces of those who have become a privileged audience of a concert whose performers remain invisible, owners of their own confinement. They are the prisoners of the local jail.

Just for now, they are free through the sound waves of their music.

Production Companies

Alter Ego Productions