Another Paradise (2019)

Director: Olivier Magis

Fifty years ago, the entire Creole population of the Chagos Islands was expelled by the British authorities. This secret operation took place to facilitate the leasing of the main island, Diego Garcia, to the US government so that it could build one of its largest and most secretive military bases overseas. As the military lease is about to expire, Chagossian exiles are attempting to recover their home in the middle of the Indian Ocean from Great Britain. The charismatic woman leading their fight in the UK is Sabrina Jean. Through unrelenting activism, including the exile community’s improbable participation in the World Football Cup for Stateless People, she strives to keep the flame of hopealive in her community with one single goal: to return home. But as the elders disappear and memory fades, time is running out.

Camera Sony Fs7
Lenses Canon 24-105 T4 1 : 1 , 85 + Speedbooster
Camera rental Johan Legraie
Aspect Ratio 1 : 1 , 85
Duration 90min
Sound Thibaut Darscotte
Editor Sophie Reiter
Grading Olivier Ogneux
Production Clin d’oeil
Awards -
Festivals - Sheffield Doc/Fest - Bergen International Film Festival - Quinzaine du cinéma francophone à Paris - HumanDOC International Festival of Documentary Films - Traces de vies - Nolda International Film Festival - One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival - MiradasDoc (Tenerife, Canary Islands) - Sole Luna Doc Film Festival (Palermo, Italy) - International Human Rights Film Festival (Berlin, Germany) - Terra di Tutti Film Festival (Bologna, Italy)