Vote for best short film and win our yearly subscription
Watch Trailer

Babylon

Direction
Year
2012
Country
  • Tunisia
Duration
119min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

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.

Collections

Details

  • Original title
    Babylon
  • Direction
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Ala Eddine Slim, Youssef Chebbi, Ismaël Chebbi
  • Editing
    Ala Eddine Slim, Ismaël Chebbi
  • Sound
    Ala Eddine Slim, Youssef Chebbi, Ismaël Chebbi
  • Duration
    119 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • Tunisia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • The film has participated in more than 40 festivals and screened in art centers such as MoMA New York, MAC Marseille and MuCEM Marseille.
  • Awards
    • Grand Prix / International Competition - FID Marseille
    • Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa Award - Doclisboa
    • Grand Prize International Competition FID Marseille 2012 (France)
    • Price-university arts Doclisboa 2012 (Portugal)
    • Jury Special Mention-"Open Eyes" Med Rome Film Festival 2013 (Italy)
    • Best Length Feature the 2nd Meeting of Directors 2013 (Tunisia)
    • Jury Prize at Film Festival 2013 Tripoli (Lebanon)

Comments

In order to add a comment please login or register first.

DAFilms.com is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

Doc Alliance Members

Join to get regular updates on our film program:

By sending the registration for the Newsletter, I consent to receiving commercial communications through electronic means and to related personal data processing required for the purposes of sending the Newsletter of Doc-Air, z.s. I confirm having read the Principles of Personal Data Processing, understanding the text and consenting to the same, while I acknowledge the rights specified herein, including, without limitation, the right to submit objections against direct marketing techniques.