Original Title: Avant L’envol
Switzerland/ 2016/ 20 min

Director: Laurence Bonvin
Producer: Laurence Bonvin
Production Company: -
Cinematography: Laurence Bonvin
Scriptwriter: Laurence Bonvin, Cheikh Ndiaye
Editor: -
Music Composer: -
Language: Without dialgue
Main Cast:-

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Synopsis
In 1960, the so-called Year of Africa, many African countries liberate themselves from European colonial powers and become independent, including the Ivory Coast. In Abidjan, the extravagant, heroic, modern buildings are designed to reflect the spirit of the young nation. Bonvin visits these buildings in the present day and is particularly interested in the work of the French architect Henri Chomette, who immigrated to Ethiopia in 1949. 

 

Sala 1960, bi sala Afrîka tê nav kirin, çendîn welatên Afrîka serbexwe bun ji dagîrkirina hêzên Ewropa û bûne dewletên serbixo. Yek ji wan dewletan, Kenarê Acî. Li Abîdjan, avahîyên zêde mezin û hevçerix hatine avakirin ji bo hindê ruha gelên biçok nişan bide. Bonvîn serdana hinek ji van avahîyan dike di dema niha de, û ew balkêş di be bi wan dîzaynan yên ko endazîyarê Ferensî Hênrî komêt danayin, ewê li 1949 beref Esyobîya koç bûy.  

 

 

Director’s Biography
Born in Sierre in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, she studied photography at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie (ENSP) in Arles, France. She has exhibited her work extensively worldwide and has published four monographs. She lives in Berlin and Lausanne.

 

Bonvîn li Sîyer, Swîsra li aliyê zimanê ferensî yê fermî ji dayikbûye. Fotografî li (ENSP) li Arlês, Ferensa xwêndîye. Karê xwe li hemî cîhanê nîşan daye û 4 gotar pêşkêş kirîne. Ew di nav bera Berlîn û Lausanne de dijît.

  

Filmography
2016 Avant l'envol (Before the Flight)
2014Sounds of Blikkiesdorp
2013 After Vegas; co-director: Stéphane Degoutin