when I was a child…

when I was a child…

short doc 11′ | burkina faso | francia 2016

Every summer, when N’Sele Malone’s uncle came back to Burundi, all the family gathered to watch his puppet shows. Malone was twelve and he was only interested in playing football and being with his friends. One day, while he was playing in the street, something happened which changed completely his future. Twenty years later, he is one of the most recognized puppeteers in West Africa. It’s only through the puppets, that he builds and plays, that he can heal and transform his memories.

DIRECTION | CINEMATOGRAPHY | EDITION Elena Molina
PRODUCTION Marionetes Nomades | Elena Molina | Cicely Films
MUSIC Xavi Silveira | Aleix Bové | Dandara
SOUND Raquel Batet | Pol Galofré
COLOR CORRECTION Xavi Puig
STARRING Kisa N’Sele Malone

Best Human Rights Film in Unseen Cinema International Film Festival “Film Sozialak”, Bilbao 2016
Best Foreign Documentary Film at China Academy Awards of Documentary Film (CAADF) 2016
Best Documentary Short Film Festival International Ull-Nu, Andorra 2017
Best Documentary Short Film 14th BarcelonaVisualSound, Barcelona 2017
Best Documentary Short Film “Cortos en Femenino”, Spain 2017
Megacurt Award III Bibliocurts Film Festival, Barcelona 2017
Prix Regard Social Rencontres Documentaires – 22e Festival du Film d’Action Sociale, Lorraine 2018
Special Mention of the Jury 5th BRAM, Mostra Cinema Castellar del Vallés, Barcelona 2017
Special Mention Shorts Selection Krafta Doc Film Festival, Glasgow, UK 2017
Official Selection 34th edition of the European Film Festival of Lille, France 2018
Documentary Official Selection “La Muestra del Sur” Social Cinema Film Festival, Córdoba 2017
Official Selection ASFilm Festival, Roma 2017
Documentary Official Selection Women in Films, Spain 2017
Documentary Official Selection The Cinema of The Future Society “A-FestFilm ARGJIRO ROZAFA, Romania 2017
Documentary Official Selection Foro Pens-Arte por Derechos Humanos, la paz y las garantías de no
repetición “La Paz es Ahora” Cineteca Nacional Bogotá, Colombia 2017.
Documentary Official Selection Am Egypt International Film Festival, El Cairo, 2017.
Documentary Official Selection 4th NIFF NOIDA international Film Festival, Noida, India 2017
Documentary Official Selection at International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra, Creta 2017
Documentary Official Selection at Zanzibar International Film Festival, Tanzania 2017
Documentary Official Selection at Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones Barcelona 2017
Documentary Official Selection at Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones Pamplona 2017
Documentary Official Selection at Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones Huesca 2017
Documentary Official Selection at Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones Barbastro 2017
Official Selection 10th Northern Wave International Film Festival in Iceland, 2017
Official Selection Festival ENTRETODOS, Human Rigths Short Film Festival of Sao Paolo, Brasil 2017.

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