Film cycle around the exhibition EMPIRE - SAMUEL GRATACAP
Saturday October 3rd, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Extrait du film Babylon, d’Ala Eddine Slim, Ismael et Youssef Chebbi

This screening follows the exhibition EMPIRE - Samuel Gratacap at LE BAL and the seminar ROUND co-organized with the EHESS Thursday October 1st at 8 PM.

Recorded in the Spring 2011 at the frontier between Tunisia and Libya, Babylon (2012) reports the life of a refugee camp in Choucha, from its setting up to its dismantling. This ephemeral town springed in the desert welcomes thousands of individuals of every nationalities from Tunisia which run away from the war in Libya between the revolutionnaries and the loyalist troops of Kadhafi. In opposition to a journalistic and didactic approach, the directors Ala Eddine Slim, Ismaël and Youssef Chebbi decide to let the audience alone in front of the images. Without subtitles, the movie is a direct immersion into a refugee camp universe. Babylon received the Grand Prix by the FID Marseille 2012.

Practical info

Cinéma des Cinéastes
7, avenue de Clichy - 75017 Paris

Screening : 9 euros full price
7 euros reduced price
Screening + exhibition : 11 euros



Samuel Gratacap


September 11 - October 4, 2015

Round #1 - Exile and migration policy

Table ronde organisée par LE BAL et l’EHESS

Thursday October 1st, 2015 - 8 PM