Chant des vivants (Le)

  • Chant des vivants (Le)
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2021
Format : Feature
Running time : 85 (in minutes)

Survivors of the long road to exile, young men and women arrive in Conques, in the heart of Aveyron. A village, a historic abbey church on a pilgrimage route. There, an association, Limbo, surrounded by welcoming locals, allows the group to rest for a while. From Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, Guinea, the Democratic Republic of Congo... they walk, talk, breathe, but the memory of death haunts them. It catches up with them at the bend of a path, in the dead of night, during a conversation with the others in the refectory. Then one day a crazy idea comes up. Like a collective experiment

Film by CÉCILE ALLEGRA selected for the Vues d'Afrique festival

Summary for official catalogues

Des réfugiés venus d'Afrique arrivent à Conques, au coeur de l'Aveyron, où ils se mettent à composer des chansons relatant leurs expériences de survivants.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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