BRAVE
  • BRAVE

    FRANCE - HAITI 26 MIN, 2021

    RUSSIAN PREMIERE

    • ABOUT

      When a Haitian voodoo priestess dies, it is up to the children to celebrate the deity she served. It’s time for my mother to perform this ritual in honor of my late grandmother.

    • DIRECTOR

      WILMARC VAL 

      Born in Dessalines, a Haitian town. He arrived in France at the age of 4 and grew up in Seine Saint-Denis. Since childhood, he had a passion for astronomy, then for cinema, a love with which he reconnected at the end of his journalism studies. He made several student films during his film studies. Since then he has continued to explore his favorite themes: time, origins and the invisible. He directed a short film entitled "Before the lights go out" where Raphaël Thiery portrays an old showman stuck between his merry-go-round and his memories. At the same time he completed his short documentary film "Brave", pre-purchased by France 3, echoing his family history and voodoo.

    • OTHER FESTIVALS

      • Turin Short Film Festival, Italy 
      • Festival dei Popoli Popoli, Italy
      • International Documentary Film Festival of Amazonia Caribbean, French Guiana
      • Beijing International Short Film Festival, China
      • Cinébanlieue, France
    • SECTION

      DOKer 2022 — Short Competition