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This edition: January 2015 (In French with English Subtitles)

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 28, 2015.

First aired: January 29, 2015.

“Techniquement si simple” / René Vautier
René Vautier has made more than 150 films in his 60 year career. An early opponent of colonialism, he was indicted multiple times for his first film Africa 50, which paints a dark picture of the French occupation in West Africa. Made in 1950, the film remained banned for 40 years. Another gem from the well-known figure of the French cinema of resistance is Techniquement si simple from the brutal Algerian war of liberation. CANAPE presents a small classic from the archive.

“Ils nous tueront nous” / Sylvain George
In a world ravaged by environmental and economic crises, people are forced to migrate. Searching for a better life, they arrive in Europe and they are met with hostility. Part of the collective film Outrage and Rebellion, Sylvain George’s short film “Ils nous tueront nous” describes a raid on a migrants’ camp in Calais.

Winner of multiple international awards, the French-African co-production Timbuktu tells the story of the early days of the jihadist takeover of northern Mali in 2012. Director Abderrahmane Sissako takes a character centered approach about the human cost of the occupation. CANAPE talks with the director about the urgency of making moving images in a world of violent repression.

Guest List

Abderrahmane Sissako Film Director