HABLANDO DE ROSE. PRISIONERA DE HISSÈNE HABRÉ

Isabel Coixet / 30’ / 2015 / España

Direction: Isabel Coixet
Production: Miss Wasabi Films
Script: Isabel Coixet
Editing: Jordi Azategui
Original Music: Rob Frye

This documentary brings us the life and death of Rose Lokissim, prisoner of the former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré. Her cellmates remember her as a brave woman who supported prisoners’ morals and sent messages to their families, risking her own life. After a series of events, the DDS (Habré Political Police) finally discovered her messages and she was executed shortly after, in 1986.

Isabel Coixet started making films when she received an 8mm camera as a first communion present. After graduating with a degree in 18th and 19th century history from the University of Barcelona, she worked in advertising and produced advertising copy. She won several accolades for her spot ads, and eventually founded her own production company, Miss Wasabi Films, in 2000. In 1988, Coixet made her debut as a scriptwriter and director in Demasiado viejo para morir joven (Too Old to Die Young), for which she was nominated at the Goya Awards for Best New Director…. [more info]

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