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Burn the Sea

Burn the Sea

Maki, a young migrant Tunisian, who among many others, crossed the sea to Lampedusa after the revolution, said to me one day: “History is only written about great people, us, we don’t exist.” Months later, we decided to write a piece of history together. BURN THE SEA stands at the paradoxical crossroads between the dynamic energy of an ongoing revolution, the drive to set out for Europe, and the violence of being refused entry. The film seeks that which constitutes the sensitive core of a life at the moment of rupture. That which is tiny, common to us all, far from exoticism, but haunted by the dream, like a call. (directors' note)

 

Nathalie Nambot is a French theater actress and film director. She studied at Toulouse University and campaigns for illegal migrants fighting against social exclusion and repression. Nambot is part of the L’Abominable film laboratory near Paris. // Films (selection): AMI, ENTENDS TU (2010, doc), BRÛLE LA MER (Burn the Sea, 2014, doc)

Maki Berchache was born in Zarzis, Tunisia. He arrived in France just after the fall of Ben Ali. Berchache is the co-author and co-director of BURN THE SEA. // Films (selection): BRÛLE LA MER (Burn the Sea, 2014, doc)

Competition Documentary 2015

Nathalie Nambot, Maki Berchache

France 2014
35mm / color 
75 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Nicolas Rey
Editing
Gilda Fine
Sound
Gilda Fine
Cast
Maki Berchache, Saidi Shaharedin, Nobigh Badreddine, Al Fawaghara Shadi, Sohbani Selim, El Saleh Mahmoud
Producers
Alix Didrich, Eugénie Michel-Villette

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Production

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Les Films du Bilboquet
76 bis boulevard Barbès
75018 Paris
France
T +33 9 83 06 08 44
contact@lesfilmsdubilboquet.fr
www.lesfilmsdubilboquet.fr