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Directed by: Diane Sara Bouzgarrou & Thomas Jenkoe

Produced by: Jean-Laurent Csinidis (Films de Force Majeure, France)

Country of production: France, Qatar

Runtime: 80'

Expected release: January 2021

Budget: €440,902 ((88% in place)

1st feature: 1st feature

Looking for: International festival premiere, sales agent and distributors


In the US, the word “hillbilly” often refers to the inhabitants of the Appalachians, a region devastated economically, ecologically, and socially. This film is the portrait of a hillbilly family through the words of one of their own, who wrote and interpreted the voice-over.

Director’s profile: 

Diane Sara Bouzgarrou was born in 1985 in France. Since the end of her studies, she has been active in both fields of cinema and video art. Her last medium-length film, I REMEMBER NOTHING, premiered at Cinéma du Réel 2017 (Special Mention from Youth jury) and was shown in many festivals such as Torino Film Festival, Jihlava Intl Documentary Festival, the RIDM in Montréal, DOK Fest München, etc. In France it is distributed by Docks 66.

Co-Director’s profile: 

Thomas Jenkoe lives and works in France as a director, a DoP and a producer. He is one of the founders and partners of the production company Triptyque Films, where he has produced over 20 films since 2010 (films that were shown at Tribeca, Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary and the like). As a director, his MEMORIES FROM GEHENNA won the French competition at Cinéma du Réel in 2015 and was shown in many other places, most notably ar the DocFortnight of the MoMa in New York.