EN - Another Paradise traces the tragic story of a small Creole community expelled from the Chagos Islands by the British colonial authorities between 1965 and 1973 so as to rent out the main island to the American army. As the expiry of the military lease draws near, the Chagossian refugees exhaust their last options to prevent it being renewed and fulfil their dream of returning home. This struggle, waged on legal, media and sporting battlefields, is embodied in the film by Sabrina Jean, leader of an association of Chagossian refugees in the UK. Beyond Sabrina’s quest, Another Paradise explores the need to heal the wound of a traumatic communal heritage in order to pave the way for an optimistic future.

FR - Un autre paradis retrace l'histoire tragique d'une petite communauté créole expulsée de ses îles des Chagos par les autorités coloniales britanniques, entre 1965 et 1973. En cause, la location de l'île principale de leur archipel à l'armée américaine. Tandis que le bail militaire arrive à expiration, des réfugiés Chagossiens abattent leurs dernières cartes pour empêcher la reconduction de ce bail et concrétiser leur rêve : rentrer chez eux. Le film met en lumière le destin brisé des Chagossiens et la touchante promesse d'une fille à son père pour enfin réparer le déracinement subi par toute une communauté.

Info

Title Another Paradise
Original title Un autre paradis
Original language French, English, Creole
Status In post-production
Production Minority Flemish
Category Docs
Genre Documentary
Year 2018

Credits

Photography Jonathan Wannyn
Editing Sophie Reiter
Sound Thibaut Darscotte
Music James Blackshaw

Technical specs

Running time film 82'
Release format DCP
Other available formats Blu-ray, DVD
Aspect ratio 1:1.77
Sound format 5.1/Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée, Creative Europe, Wallonie Image Production, Région Rhône-Alpes, YLE
Production partners Playtime Films, Haut les Mains Productions, Caviar, VRT, RTBF, TV France O, Lyon TV Capitale
Tax shelter partners Caviar

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Last edited on 11 November 2018

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Director Olivier Magis
Producers Hanne Phlypo
Writers Olivier Magis
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Clin d'oeil films
Rue Decoster 2
1320 Beauvechain
Belgium
T +32 10 730 382
info@clindoeilfilms.be
www.clindoeilfilms.be

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