Birobidjan - Le Nid est tombé dans les flammes

Birobidjan - The Nest Has Fallen Into the Flames

In 1934, Stalin created an independent state for communist Jews from the Soviet Union and around the world, Birobidzhan. Families immigrated from Ukraine, France, Brooklyn … After the purges of the 20th century, what is left of this country, its culture, and its language on the edge of oblivion. This is a darkly intimate portrait of Birobidzhan, almost like an inventory prior to this community’s disappearance.

Director's Biography
GUY-MARC HINANT, born in 1960, is a Belgian writer, publisher, producer, and cinematographer. He studied at the INSAS – Institut Supérieur des Arts in Brussels and founded, together with Frederic Walheer, the Belgian avant-garde record label Sub Rosa. He has written, directed, and produced various music documentaries. Hinant is the author of several experimental shorts and co-founder of the production company OME. // Films (selection): Hommage au sauvage: un portrait d’Henri Pousseur (2005, doc), Birodidjan – Le nid est tombé dans les flammes (Birobidjan – The Nest Has Fallen into the Flames, 2015, doc)
2016: CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award – Best Documentary
Competition Documentary 2016
Guy-Marc Hinant
Belgium 2015
125 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Guy-Marc Hinant
Cinematography Vincent Pinckaers
Editing Simon Arazi
Sound/Sounddesign Laszlo Umbreit
Music Winter Family – Ruth Rosenthal and Xavier Klaine
With Winter Family – Ruth Rosenthal and Xavier Klaine
Producer(s) Cyril Bibas, Michel Steyaert (Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles – CVB, BE), Manu Riche (Riche, Riche & Riche, BE), Pierre Duculot (Wallonie Image Production, BE)
Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles – CVB 111 rue de la Poste 1030 Brussels Belgium
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
CPH:DOX 2015
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

Special Mention 2016:
CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary