Magazine article Screen International

Fabrique Des Cinémas Du Monde Unveils Cannes 2013 Slate

Magazine article Screen International

Fabrique Des Cinémas Du Monde Unveils Cannes 2013 Slate

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Filipino Joanna Arong, Burkinabe Michel K. Zongo and Brazilian Gustavo Pizzi head to Cannes with latest projects. Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck [pictured] is honorary patron.

The Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde, aimed at finding finance for the work of filmmakers from the developing world, has unveiled the project line-up for its latest edition during the Cannes Film Festival.

The projects include Filipino Joanna Arong's The Sigbin Chronicles, a hybrid work revolving around a mythical Filipino creature, and Michel K. Zongo's The Siren of Faso Fani about the impact of the closure of a textile factory on a small Burkina Faso town. Burkinabe Zongo's Espoir Voyage premiered in Berlin's Forum to critical acclaim in 2011.

Haitian Pierre Lucson Bellegarde will unveil Carmen, his first feature-length film after a series of UNICEF-backed shorts capturing the plight of his fellow citizens in the wake of the 2010 earthquake that wreaked havoc on Haiti.

Award-winning Rwandan filmmaker Joel Karekezi will present The Mercy of the Jungle -- a retribution drama set in the aftermath of the Second Congo War, which led to the deaths of some 5.4m people in the region. Karekezi, who studied filmmaking in Montreal, co-wrote the script with US filmmaker Casey Schroen. The pair previously collaborated on the award-winning Imbabazi tackling the legacy of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck will act as honorary patron at this year's event giving a master class to the participants. …

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