EMBODIED BRAVERY

SUMMARY

A theater, music and dance troupe, "Les Handicapables", was born in Conakry, the capital of Guinea. It is composed of young beggars, paralytics, one-armed people or dwarfs who have chosen to get out of their condition of being assisted by artistic creation.
From Guinea where they live to the Toulouse region where they have been able to perform, the film tells how these young people have been able to pool their rage for life to become a creative force for change and hope.
But with the difficulties inherent to Africa, can their dream become reality?
Documentary, 81', 2023, France-Benin
Writers-Directors: Billy Touré and Laurent Chevallier
Photography : Laurent Chevallier and Billy Touré
Sound: Billy Touré
Editing: François Vivier
Music: Kaabi Kouyaté
Sound editing and mixing: Ivan Broussegoute
Color Grading: Thierry Schmitt
Writing consultant: Olivier Denizeau
In co-production with Merveilles Production - Benin and Mélody d'Afrique - France
With the support of the Procirep-Angoa, the departement of Charente-Maritime and the Region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine in partnership with the CNC,
with the participation of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image animée and of TV5 Monde
AWARDS
  • Special Mention of the Jury, FIFAK, Khouribga, Morocco - 2023
  • Critique Cinéma Award, Les 7 jours du 7ème art, Conakry, Guinea, 2023
  • Best Documentary, Luxor African Film Festival, Diaspora Competition, Egypt, 2024
FESTIVAL SELECTION
  • World Premiere at African International Film Festival of Khouribga, Morocco, 2023
  • Africlap, Toulouse, France, 2023
  • Traces de Vie, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2023
  • Escales Documentaires, La Rochelle, France , 2023
  • Bangui fait son cinéma, Bangui, Central African Republic , 2023
  • LFC Awards, Douala, Cameroun, 2023
  • Festilag, Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 2023
  • Les 7 jours du 7ème art, Conakry, Guinea, 2023
  • FIFIDHO, Niamey, Niger, 2024
  • Luxor African Film Festival, Diaspora Competition, Egypt, 2024
  • FIFDM - Les Révoltés du Monde, Martinique, 2024
  • Vues d'Afrique - Montréal, Canada, 2024