2024 Ilan Halimi Prix awarded by French Prime Minister to short film about the fight against antisemitism

The 2024 Ilan Halimi Prix was presented by the French Prime Minister to the eight young Limougeauds who produced the short film “A Starry Night Against Antisemitism.”

The project in question was selected among 45 other films. Renaud Fély, a director also from Limoges, supervised the group from the Limoges Métropole Local Mission.

“At the beginning we sat in a room and thought,” explains the filmmaker. “What is the rejection of others, what is racism, what is violence, domination? How can we get around that? How can we be informed? We also started talking about history, the history of the 20th century, Nazism. And then we tried to see how we can imagine a story.”

The short film combined the paintings of Rembrandt, the poetry of Rose Ausländer, images of Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator, and the producers own portraits.

“It’s great, it’s something that happens once in a lifetime,” confides Ian Alban Djaotombo, a 22-year-old winner, moved and proud to be rewarded in this way.

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