16:00 (0h45) – Doc Corner Screening Room
Advanced signing up required at, with priority to producers. 

Special spotlight on two African documentary projects selected this year at La Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut Français, looking for co-producers & pre-sales. Each year in Cannes, La Fabrique Cinéma showcases films from around the world – helping projects that receive little support and deal with complex issues.

Directed by: Mehdi HMILI
Produced by: Moufida FEDHILA (YOL Film House)
Country of production: Tunisia
Contact: Moufida FEDHILA yol .filmhouse@gmail .com

In Tunisia’s biggest steel plant, about to be sold off to a private firm, four workers suffer from physical and psychological trauma after the death of a close colleague in an oven explosion, which they all witnessed . The four workers see a psychologist in the plant’s medical centre, who helps them deal with their trauma .

Directed by: Simplice GANOU
Produced by: Saoudah KAFANDO (Tilé Fari Films)
Country of production: Burkina Faso
Contact: Saoudah KAFANDO – ormfilm@gmail .com

In Burkina Faso, practising a “revealed” religion means a person is “normal”, or socially integrated . The director turns to his family group and his varied religious past to start a conversation and reflect on religious practices and beliefs as he experienced them . It is an opportunity to bring together the different spiritual sentiments needed to quench his personal thirst to make films .