QU'ILS REPOSENT EN REVOLTE (MAY THEY REST IN REVOLT)
April 7, 2012
(2010) dir Sylvain George [150 min] Filmmaker Sylvain George spent three years between 2007 and 2010 in Calais observing the living conditions of the mostly undocumented migrants there. Shot in stark black and white, the film is a collage of striking fragments. Doggedly condemning the violence and inhumanity of institutions governed by police rules, George finds hope in the spirit of resistance and solidarity arising among local people to defend these outcasts unjustly deprived of their fundamental rights. • The GHETT’OUT FILM FESTIVAL presents independent artistic and original filmmakers working on the fringes of the French production-distribution system. These filmmakers work with small budgets that limit the visibility of their films – if they are able to get them released at all – to small alternative movie houses. Often self-taught, belonging to minority groups, living in the heart of a multi-ethnic French population and generally coming from lower class neighborhoods, these filmmakers are not the egalitarian ethnic quota but are, in fact, the leaders of a new New Wave. As in Gil Scott-Heron’s song Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues – which gave the festival its name – this event intends to take the films out of the social and cultural distribution network ghetto to which they were consigned. The festival will bring to light independent films which probe the world and the society in which we live with a humane and political awareness.