EN - Fifty years ago, a small Creole community from the Indian Ocean was expelled from the Chagos archipelago by British authorities. This secret operation took place in order to lease the archipelago’s main island to the US Army so that it could build one of its largest and most secretive military bases overseas. Today, as the military lease expires, Chagossian exiles attempt to recover their territory from the UK. The charismatic woman leading their fight is Sabrina Jean. Through unrelenting activism and her inconceivable participation in the World Football Cup for Stateless people, she strives to keep the flame of hope alive in her community with one single goal: to return home. But as the elders disappear and memory fades, time takes its toll...

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 18 April 2019

Short info

Director Olivier Magis
Producers Hanne Phlypo
Writers Olivier Magis
Contact

Clin d'oeil films
Groenejagersveld 65
1000 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 10 730 382
info@clindoeilfilms.be
www.clindoeilfilms.be

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