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Master of the Forges of Hell

Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell
A Documentary film by Rithy Panh
Language Khmer
Running time聽 103鈥
聽In Cambodia, between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge regime caused the death of approximately 1.8 million people, representing a quarter of the population of Cambodia.
Kaing Guek Eav aka Duch has led the M13, a prison controlled by the Khmer Rouge, for four years before being appointed by the Angkar (the Organisation), to the centre S21 in Phnom Penh. As the secretary of the S21 Party, he has ordered this death engine where died, according to the remaining archives, at least 12 380 people. But how many others disappeared, 鈥渃rushed, reduced to dust鈥?
In 2009, Kaing Guek Eav aka Duch, was the first Khmer Rouge leader presented before the Extroardinary Chambers within Courts of Cambodia (CETC).
After pleading guilty, Duch has requested his realeased.
On February 3rd 2012, he was sentenced on appeal to life imprisonment.
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Written and directed by聽 Rithy Panh
Producer Catherine Dussart CDP
Ina/Production Christophe Barreyre & Fr茅d茅ric Schlesinger
聽Cinematographer Prum M茅sar & Rithy Panh
Sound 聽Sear Vissal
Original Music Marc Marder
Production Director(Cambodia) Cheap Sovichea
Editor Marie-Christine Rougerie & Rithy Panh
Sound editing and mix Myriam Ren茅
A Co-production CDP, Institut national de l鈥檃udiovisuel, France T茅l茅visions, Bophana Production/Cambodia
With the participation of Fonds Sud Cin茅ma, Minist猫re de la Culture et de la Communication CNC,
Minist猫re des Affaires Etrang猫res et Europ茅ennes (France)
with th support聽 La Procirep 鈥 Soci茅t茅 des Producteurs, L鈥橝ngoa
漏 CDP / Ina / France T茅l茅visions / Bophana Production聽聽 鈥 2011 / All rights reserved
Cannes Film Festival 鈥 S茅lection Officielle
Toronto International Film聽Festival (Canada)
Doc Lisboa (Portugal)
Rotterdam IFF 2012 (Pays Bas)
RIDM 2012 (Canada)
FIFDH (Swiss)
African Festival (Italy)
It鈥檚 All True 鈥 Int, Doc, Film Festival (Brazil)
Istanbul IFF聽聽 (Turkey)
BAFICI聽聽 (Argentina)
Jeonju聽聽 (Corea)
Five Flavours (Poland)
Viennale (Austria)
Centre Andr茅 Malraux Sarajevo
Prix de la F茅d茅ration Internationale des Droits de l’Homme聽 Gen猫ve 2012
Pr茅sentation au Prix URTI par France 3

Christiane Desroches Noblecourt, une passion 茅gyptienne

Director Olga Prud’homme Farges

Running time聽 52′


Through her memories, it is a long life of passions and fights which takes shape in this film.

Her discovery of Egyptology, her engagement in French Resistance during world war II , her聽 fight to save the Temples of Nubia, fight which she will gain in 1960 thanks to the assistance of UNESCO, are as many chapters as Christiane Desroches Noblecourt tells us.

It is her also which, in 1967, will make the frenchs discover the treasure of Toutankhamon during an exhibition that she will set, her still who will organize the rescue the mummy of Rams猫s II threatened of rotting.

Her always, who, in 1998, will battle so that the obelisk of the Place of the Concorde is again crowned of its golden pyramidion.

Woman, pionnier, untiring, narrator, captivating, Christiane Desroches Noblecourt did not finish astonishing us and alluring us.


Director 聽聽 Olga Prud鈥檋omme Farges

Producer 聽 Catherine Dussart

Editing 聽 Mary Stephen

Camera 聽 Jean-Luc Cohen

Assistant聽 J茅r么me Carret

Sound 聽 Timoth茅e Alazraki

With the participation : Centre national de la cin茅matographie聽 et de l鈥檌mage anim茅e

and聽 France T茅l茅visions – P么le Documentaires

漏 2009 – CDP


IV 猫me Festival International du Film d鈥橝rch茅ologie de Besan莽on Prix du Public et

Mention Sp茅ciale du Jury.

Prix Jules Verne au Festival du films d鈥橝miens

Nos lieux interdits

Our forbidden places

A film by Leila Kilani

Running time 105′


The Moroccan authorities resorted to torture and forced disappearances. This repression against opposition parties started at the beginning of the 1960鈥檚 and worsened in the 1970鈥檚 and 1980鈥檚.

Members of different opposition groups but ordinary citizens too were systematically abducted and detained in secret centres: barracks, farms and villas, airport hangars were used as detention centres.

In Morocco, at t the beginning of 1990鈥檚, there was what was already called the 鈥渄emocratic transition鈥.

In July 1999, King Hassan II died. In April 2004, the consultative committee announced the creation of 鈥渁 commission for truth and reconciliation鈥 aimed at hearing the testimonies of the victims and of the relatives and friends of the deceased.

In the last ten years the deceased鈥檚 friends and relatives and the victims who had been forbidden to tell their tragic experience have at last been able to do so. Morocco is reflecting itself through the representation of the years of darkness.

In Morocco during these twenty years, no one could see, no one could hear but everybody knew. Obsessed about its dark past, Morocco has now started to analyse its collective memory.

The investigating work of the Commission for the truth will be the common theme of the film. The film will follow the investigations and the testimonies of the Commission. It will end on the conclusion it will render.

These characters are not only the witnesses of聽 a past which links them to their country forever, they are also inhabitants of this land trying to cope as they can. For twenty years they have suffered of being invisible. Today they are still cut out from the rest of Moroccan society by the wall of incommunicability their experiences, torture and banning have built.

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Hassan Al Bou and Le茂la & Fadwa,

Rouqia Ait Shaykh-Harrafi, sa fille Najat et sa petite fille Zineb,

Sa茂d Hadan et sa m猫re Rahma,

Mohamed Errahoui et sa m猫re Yto,

Et aussi

les membres de l鈥橧nstance Equit茅 et R茅conciliation,

tous les coordinateurs et personnels encadrant les victimes.

Director 聽 聽 Le茂la Kilani

Photography 聽聽聽 Eric Devin/Beno卯t Chamaillard

Editing 聽 聽 Le茂la Kilani/Tina Bass

Co-Producers聽聽 CDP, INA and Socco Chico, with the participation of RTBF 鈥

TSR 鈥 TV3 鈥 UR /Swedish Education Broadcasting 鈥 Moroccan Cinema Center


A film by Mehran Tamadon presskit_bassidji_engl_web


In a desert, on a hill, men and women in chadors and children are wandering in a vast open air “museum” dedicated to the memory of the martyrs of the Iran-Iraq war. This is the Iranian new year, we are close to the Iraqi border. I’m following my guide. He’s tall and charismatic. His name is Nader Malek-Kandi. For almost three years, I’ve decided to immerse myself in the very heart of the most extremist supporters of the Islamic republic of Iran (the bassidjis), to better understand their paradigms. We are from the same country, however everything divides us. I can only hurt their convictions being an atheist Iranian, living in France, and son of communist activists under the Shah’s regime. Nevertheless, we engage a dialog. But, between seduction and rhetoric games, moments of truth and the reality of the political and religious system they support, how far are we ready to give up some of our respective convictions to perceive and understand one another ?


Director Mehran TAMADON Writer Mehran TAMADON With the collaboration of Laetitia LEMERLE Producers Catherine DUSSART 鈥 CDP (France) Franck HULLIARD 鈥 INTERLAND (France) Elena TATTI et Thierry SPICHER 鈥 BOX PRODUCTIONS (Swiss) Mehran TAMADON (Iran) Camera Majid GORJIAN Editing Andr茅e DAVANTURE &聽 Rodolphe MOLLA Sound editing and mixing J茅r么me CUENDET Color grading C茅cile CHEURLOT Translation and subtitles Caroline LEMERLE Graphics Fran莽ois DULEX – OFICINA Production assistants聽 Pascale PIGEON聽 &聽 Elodie BRUNNER Administrator B茅atrice HANNEQUIN With the support of Centre National de la Cin茅matographie – MEDIA Plus Programme de la Communaut茅 Europ茅enne – Slate funding La R茅gion Ile-de-France And the participation of Fonds Sud Cin茅ma, Minist猫re de la culture et de la communication 鈥揅NC, Minist猫re des affaires 茅trang猫res, France La T茅l茅vision Suisse Romande 鈥 Unit茅 des films 漏 2009 / CDP 鈥 INTERLAND – BOX PRODUCTIONS 鈥 MEHRAN TAMADON


Festival de Nyon (Suisse) Rencontres documentaires de Lussas Festival des Films du Monde Montr茅al (Qu茅bec) Canada Festival des 3 Continents Nantes Festival International de Toronto Festival International des Films Documentaires et d鈥橝nimation de Leipzig (Allemagne) Festival de Popoli (Italie) Grand prix de la comp茅tition internationale du Festival de Jihlava, en R茅publique Tch猫que

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