Eye of the Storm (L’oeil du Cyclone) | UK PREMIÈRE

Eye of the Storm (L’oeil du Cyclone) | UK PREMIÈRE

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Director: Sékou Traoré Country: Burkina Faso/France/Cameroon Year: 2015 Running time: 100 mins Colour: Colour Language: French with English subtitles

Child. Soldiers. Some words simply don’t go together. This gripping, award-winning drama explores the psychological ramifications of this most appalling human rights violation. In an African country ravaged by civil war, a young idealistic lawyer is assigned to defend a rebel accused of war crimes. As the experiences of the former child soldier start to unfold, questions around morality and culpability come to the fore.

Followed by a Q&A with director Sékou Traoré. In partnership with the British Library as part of their ‘West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song’ exhibition.

A_Award_42pxThis film is eligible for the AUF Audience Award