A Journey Through Hell

  • Martyrs du golfe d'Aden (Les)
© Daniel Grandclément/France 3 Thalassa/DGP Productions
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Original title : Martyrs du golfe d'Aden, enquête au coeur de l'immigration clandestine (Les)
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2007
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 50 (in minutes)

A reportage about the appalling journey of Somalis and Ethiopians fleeing war and poverty and crossing the Gulf of Eden to reach Yemen. The filmmaker traveled in one of these boats. He filmed the brutality of the people smugglers, the cramming of passengers into unsafe vessels, the misery, the fear. A disturbing account, one that denounces the unimaginable conditions of this exile and the massacre of hundreds who have no choice but to leave their homeland.

Director : Daniel Grandclément
Writer : Daniel Grandclément
Camera : Daniel Grandclément, Marie-Laure Widmer-Baggiolini, Ginny Hill
Editing : Clément Tomé

Production : DGP (Levallois Perret, France)
Sales : Java Films (Paris, France)

Format: HD Cam - 16/9. Colour
Running time: 50 mn
Year of production: 2007

2008 | FIPA | BIARRITZ, France | www.fipa.tm.fr/programmes/en?2008scf_17599
* Aspects of French Production


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