Olivier Zuchuat

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Olivier Zuchuat
After studying theoretical physics and literature he became a teaching assistant at the Université de Lausanne (Switzerland). He directed several theatrical productions of works by Bertolt Brecht and Heiner Müller before turning exclusively to documentary cinema. Since 2005, he has been teaching film studies at the Université de Paris-Est Marne la Vallée. He works and lives between Lausanne and Paris.
Previous films: Mah Bamba (57 min., 2002, co-directed by Corinne Maury). Djourou, a rope round your neck (64 min., 2005).

Au loin des villages (Flyer)

Au loin des villages (2009)

En avril 2006, 13 000 personnes de l’ethnie Dajo se réfugient dans la plaine de Gouroukoun, à l’Est du Tchad. Tous sont des survivants de la guerre du Darfour. Ils y construisent un camp, s’y enferment et s’y inventent une survie. L'auteur s’est enfermé à son tour dans cette prison sans mur. Des images patientes racontent l’interminable temps de l’attente. Une vie au ralenti qui s’égrène, comme suspendue dans le dénuement. More

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