Director: Constantin David
Country: Mauritius
Year: 2014
Duration: 88 min



Venue Date Time
Musgrave 6 18 July 2015 18:30 PM
Denis Hurley 20 July 2015 12:00 PM
Suncoast 6 22 July 2015 20:15 PM
Suncoast 1 24 July 2015 17:00 PM
Durban Music School 25 July 2015 15:00 PM

Marco, Bissoon and their friends are in their mid-fifties. They worked all their lives in the sugar factory of their village in Mauritius. The factory is closing down and a large billboard has grown up along the road leading to the village: soon here, there will be only a golf course and luxury villas. Caught up in the events, none of them is properly prepared for the all too predictable collapse of their world.
How can you survive your own history, the humiliation and the disintegration of social relations? How can you re-invent yourself, love and live a dignified and independent life when you have never learned to? Sugarcane Shadows tells the story of people, as close as it gets to them.

David Constantin is a Mauritian producer and film director. He directed several short films and documentaries. His films were awarded several international prizes such as the European Grand Prix for First Films (Switzerland), Special Jury Award in Vue d'Afrique (Montréal) or Fondation Pellegrini Award in Milan. Sugarcane Shadows is his debut feature film.


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