MES VOISINS is in many ways a child of thecinema verité debates of the early 1960s, which foregrounded the use of synchronized sound and lightweight cameras to represent the real. The possibility of approaching the migrants and capture their testimonies was predicated on that technology.
As Hondo was a virulent critic of Jean Rouch, it is ironic that MES VOISINS embodied some of his techniques, such as the concept of the interactive camera, the foregrounding of the interview and the notion that observation alone is not enough.
In the presence of Aboubakar Sanogo und Zahra Hondo.
With LUMIÈRE NOIRE
- Med Hondo
- François Catonné
- Alain Contraud
- Jean Michel Quesne
- Marc Chartier