12:00pm, SUNDAY, 9/24 — Short Documentary Feature Block
(Documentary, France, Subtitled) Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.
RATING: Intended for Teen Audiences or older
Director: Simon Panay
Simon Panay is 22. He made his first fiction short film « Drôle de Guerre » at 19 and get more than 50 official selections, 15 awards and two TV screenings (Eurochannel, Shorts TV). In 2012, he shot his first documentary film in Africa : Tontines, une affaire de femmes (52min) and 2014 his second documentary « Waiting for the (t)rain » (26min). This film get more than 130 Official Selections all over the world, 32 Awards. In 2014, he received a prize of best talented young director of the year from the prestigious organization ARP. His first feature film project “Day 26” is produced by Xavier Castano, Jean-Jacques Annaud’s producer.