Our Days, Absolutely, Have to be Enlightened

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Our Days, Absolutely, Have to be Enlightened (Nos jours, absolument, doivent-être illuminés)

Directed by Jean-Gabriel Périot

  • France 2012; 22 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Special Jury Mention "Depardon" - Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
    • Best Short Film - Visions du Réel
    • Special Mention - Timisoara FF


Orléans (France), 28 May 2011. The inmates of a prison are singing, unseen by camera or human eye. On the other side of the wall, people are listening. Carried along by the music, the faces of the listeners come for the occasion light up, conveying many possible stories to the camera. On one side, voices; on the other, faces: between the two, emotional ties begin to form.