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.

Directing Nathalie Mansoux Cinematography João Pedro Plácido Sound Miguel Moraes Cabral Editing Justine Lemahieu Sound Editing and Mix Miguel Moraes Cabral Colorist Paulo Américo Executive Producer Rita Gonzalez Producers João Matos, Sallah-Edine Ben Jamaa


CO-PRODUCTION Les Films Grain de Sable


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


DocLisboa, Portugal '12
Cinéma du Réel, France '13
Panazorean Film Festival, Portugal '13
Traces de Vies - Rencontres du Film Documentaire, France '13
Centro Cultural Português - Extensão DocLisboa em Cabo verde e Macau '13
Tchok en Doc – Mois du Film Documentaire, Martinica '13
Amostram'isse – Mostra de Cinema dos Açores, Portugal
Festival of Migrant Film - FMF Slovenia, Slovenia'14
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
Casa dos Açores da Nova Inglaterra, USA. '14
Festival Documentaire Images de Justice, France'14