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.
Title: How the Hell Did They Survive
Duration : 53 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 1993
Gouden Kalf nominees
Beste Korte Documentaire (1993)
You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.