• Dark Suns
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Dark Suns

by Julien Elie International Documentary Film / Competition

The sun blazes over arid bushes, barren rocks and the black roads that run through the Mexican countryside. A deep uncertainty lies beneath the dark shadow of this magnificent and threatening scenery. Since the 1990s, and today more than ever, innocent, indiscriminately abducted men and women go missing in Mexico. Their fate lost in trodden tracks, these victims of criminal gangs are known as the “disappeared”. Why is it exactly these people who were taken? And for what purpose have they been forced to give up their previous lives? Where are they now; are they still alive or deceased? And who to address with these questions when the state itself is complicit? In the fog of arbitrariness and violence, those affected, activists and journalists risk their own lives while seeking answers to these many questions. In poetic black and white images, director Julien Elie takes us on an abysmal journey through a country which is no longer able to protect its own citizens.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Canada, Mexico, 2018
  • Runtime: 154 Min
  • Languages: Spanish, English
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Julien Elie
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  • Screenplay: Julien Elie
  • Cinematography: Ernesto Pardo, François Messier-Rheault
  • Editor: Aube Foglia
  • Sound: Daniel Capeille, Gabriel Villegas, Mimi Allard, Bernard Gariépy Strobl
  • Music: Mimi Allard
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  • Producer: Julien Elie
  • Executive Producer: Richard Brouillette
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  • Production Companies: Cinéma Belmopán, División Del Norte
  • World Sales: Dogwoof Global
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