Docu­men­tary about three French-Moroccan brothers who were arrested in 1973 by the secret police and seemed to disap­pear off the face of the earth. After more than eigh­teen years they were released, almost blind, exhausted and terribly emaciated.
Docu­men­tary about three French-Moroccan brothers who were arrested in 1973 by the Moroccan secret police and seemed to disap­pear off the face of the earth. They were never accused of anything, but were locked up without trial in complete isola­tion and dark­ness. Denied medical and phys­ical care, they had to survive in the stark climate in their cell. After more than eigh­teen years they were suddenly released. Almost blind, exhausted and terribly emaci­ated, they arrived by plane in Paris. In this film the brothers talk about the back­ground to their sudden incar­cer­a­tion and how they managed to survive in the barren conditions.

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Betlem Film Productions

Title: How the Hell Did They Survive
Year: 1993
Duration : 53 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 1993

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Korte Documentaire (1993)
Trix Betlem

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