A film by Med HONDO

1970 / Mauritania / Noir & blanc / status : completed

A young man arrives in Paris from Mauritania with high hopes, only to swiftly discover that the colonial society offers him no opportunities. He soon comes face to face with racism that can manifest itself as overt brutality or hide behind a veneer of liberalism.


“Hondo’s passionate , wide-ranging voice - over commentary , addressing the hero in the second person, blends confession and observation , aspiration and despair , societal and personal conflicts.”

The New Yorker