Year : 05/2016
Realization : Samuel Bollendorff
Co-production : Les Films du Bilboquet et Pictanovo / Les Films du Bilboquet and Pictanovo
Partnerships : Amnesty International, Nikon, CNC, Agnes B.
Voice off : Catherine Deneuve
Duration : 14 minutes 30 secondes
The night falls on Europe
“Night falls on Europe“ offers a different perspective on these journeys of women, men and children forced to flee the violence of conflict or persecution.
An exile that, step by step, exposes them to the violence of the smugglers, the police, the blows and the ratonades, the rapes or the forced prostitution … While they seek protection and security, the refugees are too often confronted with violence, then with fear, rejection or stigma.
Drawing on the work and research of Amnesty International, Samuel Bollendorff has returned to the refugee route. A return to more or less known places, sometimes forgotten after being overexposed.
His work derogates from the representations identified. It provokes and renews the look. The bias is assumed: his images that do not show the refugees but exposes the places they crossed. Images embodied by their dialogue with the testimonies.