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50th Directors’ Fortnight May 9-19, 2018

Saint-Denis Sur Avenir

Fortnight 1972, Short film,

Synopsis

Saint-Denis-sur-Avenir describes the problems faced by works in one of Paris’s working-class suburbs.

Director

Sarah Maldoror

Sarah Maldoror, born Sarah Ducados in Gers, France is a black French film director. She choose her artist’s name in remembrance of The Songs of Madoror by Lautréamont. She attended a drama school in Paris. Together with her companion Mário Pinto de Andrade she received a scholarship and studied film with Mark Donskoi in Moscow in 1961-62 where she met Ousmane Sembène. She is best known for her feature film Sambizanga (1972) on the 1961-1974 war in Angola. She made a number of important documentaries too.