$75,000

Moïse Togo (ML)

$75,000 highlights the biological aspect of albinism, which is a genetic and hereditary abnormality that affects not only pigmentation but also, and above all, the physical and moral conditions of people with albinism. These people are victims of discrimination, mutilation, and ritual crimes in Africa. In some African communities, albinism continues to be extremely misinterpreted—a phenomenon based on false beliefs. These beliefs endanger the lives of people with albinism. I combined a macro shot of the skin of an albino, 3D, and photogrammetry to open up to all the possibilities of the stage to make the viewer travel in an emotional landscape.

 

The film is based on the testimony of people with albinism. Albinos tell of their experiences of being mutilated. They are victims of a double punishment—a psychological and a physical punishment. The victims' testimonies are illustrated by capturing their emotions through time-lapses of the violence inflicted on them, all filmed in a night-time atmosphere.

$75,000 highlights the biological aspect of albinism, which is a genetic and hereditary abnormality that affects not only pigmentation but also, and above all, the physical and moral conditions of people with albinism. These people are victims of discrimination, mutilation, and ritual crimes in Africa. In some African communities, albinism continues to be extremely misinterpreted—a phenomenon based on false beliefs. These beliefs endanger the lives of people with albinism. I combined a macro shot of the skin of an albino, 3D, and photogrammetry to open up to all the possibilities of the stage to make the viewer travel in an emotional landscape.

 

The film is based on the testimony of people with albinism. Albinos tell of their experiences of being mutilated. They are victims of a double punishment—a psychological and a physical punishment. The victims' testimonies are illustrated by capturing their emotions through time-lapses of the violence inflicted on them, all filmed in a night-time atmosphere.

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Voice over: Eliane Aïsso, Moufouli Bello, Seydou Cissé, Yacouba Keïta, Moïse Togo

3D Modelling and photogrammetry: Moïse Togo

Director of photography: Félix Moy

Assistant camera: Adrien Heylen

Video editor: Léo Guillaume, Moïse Togo

Boom operator: François Engrand

Sound editor: Médéric Corroyer, Charly Caure

Sound effects: Eléonore Mallo, Irina Coutrot

Sound mixer: Rémi Mencucci

A graduate of the Bamako conservatory (Mali) and the Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains (France), Moïse Togo (ML) is passionate about art and began his university studies in legal and political sciences in 2010. His artistic ambitions then led him to the Bamako Conservatory and then to Fresnoy through the Bakary Diallo prize. His work questions the evolution of African belief in a modern world, new technology, and the social conditions of being. In 2020, he won the Grand Jury Prize of Dakar-Court with his film GWACOULOU. The plasticity of his work varies from one production to another, his approach passing through experimentation in order to create other cinematographic writing. He currently lives and works between France and Mali.

A graduate of the Bamako conservatory (Mali) and the Fresnoy-Studio national des arts contemporains (France), Moïse Togo (ML) is passionate about art and began his university studies in legal and political sciences in 2010. His artistic ambitions then led him to the Bamako Conservatory and then to Fresnoy through the Bakary Diallo prize. His work questions the evolution of African belief in a modern world, new technology, and the social conditions of being. In 2020, he won the Grand Jury Prize of Dakar-Court with his film GWACOULOU. The plasticity of his work varies from one production to another, his approach passing through experimentation in order to create other cinematographic writing. He currently lives and works between France and Mali.