Facing Darkness

a feature documentary by Jean-Gabriel Périot

Coproduction : Alter Ego Production / Alina Film (Suisse) / Pravo Ljudski (Bosnie-Herzégovine)

recipient of the SCAM « Brouillon d’un Rêve » grant
with the screenwriting support from the Ile-de-France Region
with the screenwriting, development and reinforced development support from CNC-FAIA
with the development support from Procirep-Angoa
with the development and production supports from PACA Region
with international co-development support from Ciclic-Centre-Val de Loire Region
with the production support from OFC and Cinéforom (Switzerland)
with the support from RTS (Switzerland)

selected at Pitching du Réel (Visions du Réel 2021)
selected at Gap Financing Market (Venice 2021)

The Siege of Sarajevo lasted from April 1992 to February 1996. Young men were called up to protect their city, a few of them chose to take along their cameras to face the violence they witnessed throughout those grueling 1,425 days.

Now, 30 years later, they show us their films and share their wartime filming experiences and thoughts on cinema as a means of survival and resistance.

Festival selections:
Karlovy Vary IFF / Czech Republic - 2023
Fema La Rochelle / France – 2023
Sarajevo Film Festival / Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2023
Gindou Cinéma Festival / France – 2023

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