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BIRODIDJAN – LE NID EST TOMBÉ DANS LES FLAMMES / Birobidjan - The Nest Has Fallen Into The Flames

BIRODIDJAN – LE NID EST TOMBÉ DANS LES FLAMMES / Birobidjan - The Nest Has Fallen Into The Flames

In 1934, Stalin created an independent state for communist Jews from the Soviet Union and around the world, Birobidzhan. Families immigrated from Ukraine, France, Brooklyn … After the purges of the 20th century, what is left of this country, its culture, and its language on the edge of oblivion. This is a darkly intimate portrait of Birobidzhan, almost like an inventory prior to this community’s disappearance.

GUY-MARC HINANT, born in 1960, is a Belgian writer, publisher, producer, and cinematographer. He studied at the INSAS – Institut Supérieur des Arts in Brussels and founded, together with Frederic Walheer, the Belgian avant-garde record label Sub Rosa. He has written, directed, and produced various music documentaries. Hinant is the author of several experimental shorts and co-founder of the production company OME. // Films (selection): Hommage au sauvage: un portrait d’Henri Pousseur (2005, doc), Birodidjan – Le nid est tombé dans les flammes (Birobidjan – The Nest Has Fallen into the Flames, 2015, doc)

Competition Documentary 2016

GUY-MARC HINANT

Belgium 2015
DCP / color
125 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Vincent Pinckaers
Editing
Simon Arazi
Sound
Laszlo Umbreit
Music
Winter Family – Ruth Rosenthal and Xavier Klaine
Cast
Winter Family – Ruth Rosenthal and Xavier Klaine
Producers
Cyril Bibas, Michel Steyaert (Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles – CVB, BE), Manu Riche (Riche, Riche & Riche, BE), Pierre Duculot (Wallonie Image Production, BE)

Trailer

Production

Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles – CVB
111 rue de la Poste
1030 Brussels, Belgium
info@cvb-videp.be
www.cvb-videp.be
World Sales

Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles – CVB
111 rue de la Poste
1030 Brussels, Belgium
info@cvb-videp.be
www.cvb-videp.be

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
CPH:DOX 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

Special Mention 2016:
CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary