In 2013 former Chadian dictator Hissein Habré’s arrest in Senegal marked the end of a long combat for the survivors of his regime . Accompanied by the Chairman of the Association of the Victims, Mahamat Saleh Haroun goes to meet those who survived this tragedy.

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Africain Words

10 Feb 2017
9.0
Have you seen Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing (2012), the gruelling tale of the annihilation of communists in 1965/66 Indonesia? Well, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s Hissene Habré: A Chadian Tragedy is such a story; no less provoking, disturbing ...
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Film Africa RAS

10 Feb 2017
8.0
“What I did not know was that the wolf was among the sheep”, with these words Mahamat-Saleh Haroun takes us on an emotional journey through his film documentary, Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy. The film documentary is set in the backdrop of po ...
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Cinema Scope

10 Feb 2017
8.0
At a time when documentaries are increasingly resorting to gimmicky ruses, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s simple and austere film on the bloody legacy of Hissein Habré, the Chadian dictator who was found guilty of war crimes by a court in Senegal in May, ...
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BFI

10 Feb 2017
8.0
Too often at Cannes, documentaries get ignored simply because they don’t tend to play in the main competition. This writer, for example, was one of very few critics to catch Patricio Guzmán’s Nostalgia for the Light when it played in Cannes in 2 ...
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POV Magazine

10 Feb 2017
9.0
The running theme of documentaries at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival seems to be “we can’t make the same mistake twice.” Like the title of the latest doc from Canadian master Alanis Obomsawin, the non-fiction films at TIFF 20 ...
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France24

10 Feb 2017
9.0
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s new documentary on Hissène Habré’s grim legacy, which premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, is a sober and sobering account of the enduring suffering the Chadian dictator inflicted on his people. The fo ...

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Release Date(s):

May 16th, 2016 (Cannes Film Festival, France)
September 8th, 2016 (Toronto International Film Festival, Canada)
October 4th, 2016 (New York Film Festival, USA)
October 8th, 2016 (London Film Festival, UK)
November 16th, 2016 (IDFA Festival, Netherland)
December 8th, 2016 (Dubai International Film Festival, United Arab Emirates)
January 25th, 2017 (Germany)
January 28th, 2017 (Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden)

Executive Producer:

Florence Stern

Cinematography:

Mathieu Giombini

Screenplay:

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Editor:

Christine Benoît

Sound:

Dana Farzanehpour, Julien Cloquet

Music:

Wasis Diop

Production Company:

Pili Films, Goï-Goï Productions, Arte France

Distribution:

Icarus Films (USA & Canada), Doc & Film International

Language:

Chadian Arabic

Runtime:

82 minutes

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