Hissein Habre, a Chadian Tragedy


French Title: Hissein Habré, une tragédie Tchadienne
Genre: Documentary
Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Screenplay: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Length: 80 min
Country: Chad
Release: CT Premiere
Select Awards: Cannes Festival Nominations: Golden Eye, Special Sessions

Sunday, April 2 at 5:10pm (Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT)
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In 2013, Habré’s arrest in Sénégal was a decisive breakthrough in a 23-year struggle pitting the ex-tyrant against survivors. This documentary by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun gives voice to the victims, who have shown that with courage and obstinacy, it is possible to bring a dictator to justice. The survivors wanted to make sure that those who committed crimes did not go unpunished. This universal story aims to put words to the untold tales that are marked in the skin of the victims, who still wonder how it is possible to live after having been through such monstrous events. It’s also a film about Africa and its relationship with the rest of the world.

REVIEW

“Heart-stopping… Unflinching.”

-The Guardian

 

SELECT FILMOGRAPHY: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

A Screaming Man – FFC 2011

Grigris – FFC 2014

Sex, Gombo and Salted Butter (Sexe Gombo et beurre salé) – FFC 2010             

Dry Season (Daratt, saison sèche) – 2006

Abouna – 2002

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