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by Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd


Le Cercle des noyés (the circle of the drowned men) is the name given in Mauritania to black political prisoners imprisoned from 1987 in the old colonial fortress of Oualata. This film shows one former inmate’s attempts at dealing with his memories as he tells his story and that of his fellow prisoners.

international title: Drowned in Oblivion
original title: Le Cercle des noyés
country: Belgium, France
year: 2007
genre: documentary
directed by: Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
release date: FR 02/05/2007
screenplay: Bâ Fara, Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
cinematography by: Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
film editing: Philippe Boucq
producer: Anne Deligne, Daniel de Valck, David Michel, Dominique Renauld, Katy Dekeyser, Annick Ghijzelings, Jean-Pierre Tilman, Kathleen Béthune, Marie-Cécile Jamart
production: Cobra Films, Zeugma Films, Images Plus, Epinal (FR), Gsara, CBA, Les Ateliers du Laziri (BE)
backing: Centre du Cinéma de la Communauté française de Belgique et des télédistributeurs wallons, Loterie Nationale, Région Bruxelles-Capitale, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Procirep-société des producteurs de de l‘Angoa, MEDIA PROGRAMME, WIP

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