Shortage of Children

Winter 1963…Two children, Camelien (10) and Lenais (5), from Reunion Island are taken away from their mother to help in the resettlement policy of the French government. Instead of going to school and receiving an education, Camelien is

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CASTING

Marie Bunel
Vincent Winterhalter
Louzolo Mahonga-Morillon
Délixia Perrine
Françoise Bertin

With :
– The participation of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée
– The support of the Reunion Island
– The support of the urban area of Brive
– The support of the Images and Diversity Fund.

FESTIVALS

Ozark Shorts Film Festival (Missouri, USA)

Human Rights Film Festival (Barcelona, Spain)

San Francisco Black Film Festival (USA) – Winner Best Foreign Film

Festival Européen du Film d’Éducation à l’Image (Limousin & La reunion, FR)

Red Rock Film Festival (USA) – Winner Audience Award

Sedona International Film Festival (USA)

Montréal International Black Film Festival (Canada)

Black Harvest Film Festival (Chicago, USA)

Baltimore International Black Film Festival (USA) – Winner Best International Short

Festival International du Film Panafricain (Cannes, FR)

Helsinki African Film Festival (Finland)

Miami Independent Film Festival (USA) – Winner Best Film

Festival International Cinéma et Mémoire Commune (Nador, Maroc)

The Pan African Film Festival (LA, USA)

Roxbury International Film Festival (Boston, USA)

One country One Film International Film Festival (Apchat, FR) Representing France

Festival International du Film d’Afrique et des Îles (La Réunion, FR)

CREW

Director : Marie-Hélène Roux
Writer : Marie-Hélène Roux

Cinematographer: Senda Bonnet
Editor: Hugo Lemant
Sound Editor & Sound Mixer: Alix Breinl & Clément Maléo
Set Designer & Prop Master: Dominique Fourteaux
Costumes: Brigitte Faur-Perdigou & Ilona Deydier
Make-up artist: Amélie Salomon
Original Music Composer: Johannes Steinray
Assistant director: Laurent Blu

Produced by: Cynthia Pinet
Production: 1divided Films

Year of production: 2014
42 mins/ Master: 1.85 / Color/ DCP