21st International Film Festival Fribourg

18.03.2007 to 25.03.2007


Drowned in Oblivion

For the director’s desire to bring to light lesser known subjects often ignored. For the voice given to black intellectuals affirming their rightful place in Mauritanian society. For the description of a forgotten past or a past “to forget”, fashioned in black and white silent images. In an uncomplicated style and with a respectful distance which always places the individual at the centre of his work, the director resuscitates those that the government attempted to strip of their humanity in the late 1980’s.

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for its radical form and its literary force in service of a no holds barred critique of the contradiction of Tunisian politics.