Quel Côté de l’absence ?

A film by Valérie Cuzol et Frédéric Lecloux

Affiche du film Quel côté de l'absence ?A film dedicated to the study of funerary rituals, burial choices and their related stakes among immigrants of North African origin and their descendants. Through filmed interviews and photographs, Valérie Cuzol and Frédéric Lecloux elicit rare intimate accounts, resistances, and unspoken words, and give a modest glimpse of the vulnerability of those who speak to them.

The film is regularly screened, with the mediation of Valérie Cuzol or Frédéric Lecloux, during festivals and academic or associative events, to trigger and support public debate on the topics it deals with. It has English subtitles. To book a screening, contact Valérie Cuzol.

35 min, colour, 2018, English subtitles

Direction Valérie Cuzol and Frédéric Lecloux
Image Luc Torrès
Music Thomas Durand

With, in alphabetical order
Rachid Bensaci, Touryia Louizi, Intissar Mansar, Mehdi Metlaine, Abderrahim Tajeddine

Iconographic sources
Personal photographs from the archives of the film participants
Collection Combier / Musée Nicéphore Niépce
Former archives of the Maison de la Culture de Chalon / Musée Nicéphore Niépce
Frédéric Lecloux

With the help of
Musée Nicéphore Niépce / Ville de Chalon-sur-Saône
The Société des amis du musée Nicéphore Niépce
Centre Max Weber – Université Lumière Lyon 2

And the financial support
Direction régionale des affaires culturelles, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Fonds d’aide au projet, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region
Commissariat général à l’égalité des territoires, as part of the city contract of Grand Chalon municipality