Convention: Black Wall / White Holes
Joris Lachaise
2011 - 72 min - Mini DV - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - France

As the Republic of Mali celebrates its fiftieth year of independence, the film proposes during a trek across the country to associate states of the decolonised organism with a series of terms considered as "conventions".
These could be conventions of culture and language, of grammar and syntax, and more broadly methods of teaching, rules of behaviour, political protocols, the logic of governments or the discipline shown by subjects.
Conventions to be dissected, diverted, tamed or perverted. And above all, conventions against which we have to construct our identity as free and independent subjects.

Author-Director : Joris Lachaise
Photography : Joris Lachaise
Sound : Joris Lachaise
Editing : Joris Lachaise
Delegate Producer : SB03
Co-producer : Babel XIII association


Distributor : Babel XIII association
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
DVD Editing : L' Harmattan TV
VOD : L' Harmattan TV
Disponible au Club du doc


2012 - Les Inattendus - Festival de films (très) indépendants, Lyon (France) : Sélection
2012 - Festival Quintessence, Ouidah (Bénin) : Sélection
2012 - Ciné Afriqua, Poitiers (France) : Sélection
2011 - États généraux du film documentaire, Lussas (France) : Expériences du regard
2011 - FIFAI - Festival International du film d'Afrique et des Îles, Le Port (Réunion (île de la)) : Prix du Documentaire