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La Maison bleue
The Blue House
© Tândor Productions / VraiVrai Films
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Hamedine Kane

IMAGE

Hamedine Kane

MONTAGE

Roberto Ayllon

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Tândor Productions, VraiVrai Films

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Tândor Productions

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En plein cœur de la jungle de Calais (France), sa façade bleue et sa toiture de paille se démarquent aisément. Conçue pour rappeler sa terre natale, la "maison bleue sur la colline" est l’œuvre d’Alpha, artiste en exil depuis de nombreuses années. Lorsque le cinéaste sénégalo-mauritanien Hamedine Kane le retrouve, ils évoquent naturellement leur village natal, où tout a bien changé depuis. C’est sur ce ton de confidence entre amis et de discussions apparemment anodines que se déploie ce portrait de la migration qui, sous son allure modeste, déjoue puissamment les clichés liés à ce sujet. Passionné, drôle et parfois colérique, Alpha parvient à créer un lieu de vie où on ne voit que le passage, tout en mettant à nu l’exploitation de la figure du migrant. Une leçon d’humanisme.
(Bruno Dequen)

Alpha is a migrant artist who’s been living for a long while in Calais Jungle, the notorious refugee and migrant encampment near Calais, France. He’s turned his self-built cabin into an artwork. Filmmaker Hamedine Kane, who is also an artist, follows him in the months leading up to the camp being demolished. Alpha has named his cabin The Blue House, surrounded it with objects he found in the camp—such as a sculpture made of plastic chairs—and decorated a tree with old audio cassettes and water bottles.
He strums on his guitar while he talks about the long journey he has made. Originally from West Africa, in 2005 Alpha was a fisherman in Istanbul. After that he worked in a hotel in Greece—illegally, which landed him in jail. Now he finds himself in this no man’s land. He knows everyone who passes by, from sex workers to the village idiot. Alpha has attracted the attention of journalists and is now something of a local celebrity. But when he calls home, they no longer recognize his voice. His nomadic life may have come to a standstill here but, unfazed, he calmly carries on building and drawing.

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