Dark Suns

dir. Julien elie

Soleils Noirs, 2018, Canada, 154 min


The Canadian documentary Julien Elie traces a journey through different cases that show the terrible risks that living in Mexico entails. Passing through Ciudad Juárez, Mexico City, Ecatepec, Veracruz, Tamaulipas and Guerrero, the stories that are told illustrate the panorama of a country where being a woman, a student, a priest, a journalist, an activist or simply being in a place at a certain time, can imply being a victim of disappearance, murder or torture.

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Awards & Festivals

Cinematography: Ernesto Pardo, François Messier-Rheault.
Script: Julien Elie.
Editing: Aube Foglia.
Music: Mimi Allard.
Producer: Julien Elie.

– Ambulante, 2019
– RIDM: Best Film, National Competition, 2019
– FICUNAM, Mexico: Ojo de Puma Award for journalistic achievement, Audience Award, International Competition, 2019
– CPH DOX, Copenhagen: Fact Award, 2019
– BAFICI, Buenos Aires: Best Film, Human Rights Competition, 2019

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