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EYE OF THE STORM

by Sékou Traoré

synopsis

Child. Soldiers. Some words simply don’t go together. In an African country ravaged by civil war, a young idealistic lawyer is assigned to defend a rebel accused of war crimes. As the experiences of the former child soldier start to unfold, questions around morality and culpability come to the fore.

international title: Eye of the Storm
original title: L'Oeil du Cyclone
country: Burkina Faso, France, Cameroon
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Sékou Traoré
film run: 97'
screenplay: Luis Marquès
cast: Maïmouna N'Diaye, Fragass Assandé
cinematography by: Pascal Baillargeau
film editing: Isabelle Proust
production: Les Films d'Avalon, Abissia Productions (BF), VYNAVY Productions (CM)
backing: OIF, ACP Culture+

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main awards/selection

Festival du Film Francophone d'Angoulême 2015 
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2015 
Hamburg Film Festival 2015 
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