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Les Messagers

Photo from siskelfilmcenter.org

The starkly poetic film Les Messagers (2014) collects the testimonies of migrants traveling from Africa into Europe. In doing so, they also memorialize those who did not survive the journey, relaying stories of adults and children dying of exhaustion, violence, or drowning, their bodies lost at sea, their fates unknown to their loved ones. With carefully composed shots of the Mediterranean and Moroccan desert, Crouzillat and Tura bear witness to the metaphysical costs of geopolitics. In French, Arabic, English, Spanish, and Pulaar with English subtitles

Filmmakers Hélène Crouzillat and Laetitia Tura are scheduled to appear for audience discussion following the film.

Trailer (in French)

Presented in collaboration with SAIC's Department of Liberal Arts and Department of Visual and Critical Studies as part of the Gene Siskel's Film Series Conversations At The Edge - Fall 2018