Babylon

2012 / Tunisia / 119min

After the insurrection erupted in Libya in the spring of 2012, more than a million people flocked to neighboring Tunisia in search of a safe haven from the escalating violence. When a massive refugee camp was hastily constructed near the Ras Jdir border checkpoint in Tunisia, a trio of filmmakers carried their cameras in and began filming with no agenda. This on-the-fly chronicle of the camp's installation, operation, and dismantling captures a postmodern Babel complete with a multinational population of displaced folk, a regime of humanitarian aid workers, and international media that broadcasts its “image” to the world. Visually stunning and refreshingly undogmatic, Babylon reveals a rarely seen aspect of the Arab Spring.

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  • Original title
    Babylon
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Ala Eddine Slim, Youssef Chebbi, Ismaël Chebbi
  • Editing
    Ala Eddine Slim, Ismaël Chebbi
  • Music
  • Sound
    Ala Eddine Slim, Youssef Chebbi, Ismaël Chebbi
  • Duration
    119 min
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • Tunisia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    ENG
  • Subtitles
    NONE
  • Production
    Exit Productions
    3 Rue Kamel Attaturk, Passage 2
    Tunis
    Tunisia
    tel: +216 71 34 80 38
    e-mail: contact@exitprod.com
  • Distribution
    Exit Productions
    3 Rue Kamel Attaturk, Passage 2
    Tunis
    Tunisia
    tel: +216 71 34 80 38
    e-mail: contact@exitprod.com

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