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Films and videos

La Fille du Rail (the railroad girl)

Eva Sehet
La Fémis

Short subject for Graduation Film Project, Cinematography department, class of 2014

 

Synopsis

Alima, is one of the only two women railroad conductors in West Africa. As she crosses Mali in her locomotive, a woman in a man's world, we discover her singular personality. Back in Bamako, she thinks about getting married.

Credits

Directors: Eva Sehet (class of 2014) and Maxime Caperan (class of 2013)<br>Screenplay: Eva Sehet (class of 2014) and Maxime Caperan (class of 2013)<br>Cinematography: Eva Sehet (class of 2014)<br>Camera:  Eva Sehet (class of 2014)<br>Sound engineering: Maxime Caperan (class of 2013)<br>Film editing: Alexandre Donot (class of 2012)<br>Sound editing: Olivier Voisin (class of 2014)<br>Sound mix: Paul Jousselin (class of 2012)

Runtime: 28’44’’
Genre: Documentary
Shooting format: HD (F5)
Screening format: DCP, 1.66, color, 5.1

Awards and selections

  • Prize for Best Short Documentary, 2014 Docs Afrique(s) festival, Paris, France
  • Prize for Best Documentary, 2014 SKENA UP International Students Film and Theatre Festival Priština, Kosovo
  • Youth Jury Award, 2014 Festival des Nouveaux Cinémas Documentaires, Paris, France
  • Selection: International Documentary Competition, 2015 CinéRail Festival , Festival International Trains & Cinéma de Paris, France
  • Selection: International Short Film Competition, 2015 Ânûû-rû  Âboro Film Festival, Pwêêdi Wiimîâ, New Caledonia, France
  • Selection: Short Film Program, French Film Festival 2015, Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Selection: Short Film Competition, 2015 Quintessence Festival, Festival International du Film de Ouidah, Benin
  • Selection Regards d’Afrique program, 2015 Festival du Court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Selection: Short Film Competition, 2014 Docs Afrique(s) festival, Paris, France
  • Selection: International Competition, 2014 SKENA UP International Students Film and Theatre Festival Priština, Kosovo
  • Selection: 2014 Résonances Festival, Rencontres du cinéma citoyen de Bobigny, France
  • Selection: Documentary Program, Le Monde comme il va (HC), 2014 Festival international du film d’Amiens, France
  • Selection: Competition, 2014 Traces de Vies Documentary Film festival, Clermont-Ferrand / Vic-Le-Comte, France
  • Selection: Competition Short Films/Student Films (Youth Jury), 2014 Festival des Nouveaux Cinémas Documentaires, Paris, France
  • Selection: Short Documentary program, 2014 Zimbabwe International Film Festival, Harare, Zimbabwe