Nathalie Mansoux

Documentary / 67’ / 2012

Deported from the USA, where they were raised and lived, these men are forced to go back to their motherland, the Azores, due to felony convictions.
With no expectations of finding a new life, in an island to which they no longer belong, they slowly wilt away in internment centers.
Amongst faraway memories, abandoned hopes and the physical distance of their dear ones, the paradise island slowly becomes an open sky jail.

Directed by Nathalie Mansoux Cinematography João Pedro Plácido Sound Miguel Moraes Cabral Editor Justine Lemahieu Sound editor and mixer Miguel Moraes Cabral Colorist Paulo Américo Executive Producer Rita Gonzalez Producers João Matos, Sallah-Edine Ben Jamaa

    Coproduction Les Films Grain de Sable

    Best Portuguese Feature - Panazorean International Film Festival '13
    Jury Special Mention - Festival of Migrant Film - FMF '14

    • DocLisboa, Portugal '12
    • Panazorean Film Festival, Portugal '13
    • Traces de Vies - Rencontres du Film Documentaire, France '13
    • Centro Cultural Português da Praia - Extensão DocLisboa 2013, Portugal '13
    • Tchok en Doc – Cinéma Documentaire, France
    • Amostram'isse – Mostra de Cinema dos Açores, Portugal
    • Festival of Migrant Film - FMF Slovenia, Slovenia
    • Festival2Valenciennes - Festival de Cinéma de Valenciennes, France '14
    • Semaine du Cinéma Lusophone, France '14
    • Plateau - Festival Internacional de Cinema, Cape Verde '14
    • Largo das Residências, Intendente, Portugal '14
    • Immigrants Assistance Center, USA '14
    • Amigos da Terceira, USA '14
    • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Ferreira-Mendes Archives, USA '14
    • Cinéma du Réel, France '12
    • Casa dos Açores da Nova Inglaterra, USA. '14
    • Festival Documentaire Images De Justice