Facing Darkness

A feature documentary project by Jean-Gabriel Périot

Production: Alter Ego / Pravo Ljudski (Bosnia and Herzegovina) / Alina Film (Switzerland)

recipient of the SCAM « Brouillon d’un Rêve » grant
with scriptwriting supports from Region Ile-de-France and CNC-FAIA
with development supports from CNC-FAIA, Procirep – Angoa and PACA Region
with international co-development support from Ciclic-Centre-Val de Loire Region
selected at Pitching du Réel (Visions du Réel 2021) and at Gap Financing Market (Venice 2021)

Facing Darkness will offer a cinematographic journey through the Siege of Sarajevo. The first part of this feature documentary will be made up of excerpts from films shot during the Siege by young filmmakers who took their cameras with them even though they were fighting in the war. The second part of the film will consist of interviews with these filmmakers who testify today to this singular experience.