In the Hauts de Mayotte (The Comoro Islands), a secret space, of magic and escape, men and dogs, maintain filial almost intertwined relationships, companion species who share a common land of transformation and autonomy. Smogi has a particular relationship with dogs but also with the power of the elements, nature and the sly spirits that inhabit him (the djinns). “Djo” crosses different belief systems in a wild syncretism where the Muslim call to prayer also marks a moment of reunion with the animist and impure forces of the forest.
Festivals / Screenings
05/2019: Documentamadrid 2019, Spain
04/2019: Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, The Netherlands
03/2019: Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin
03/2019: True/False Film Festival, Columbia, Missouri, United States
11/2018: Festival International du Film Entrevues Belfort - Prix CAMIRA court-métrage
11/2018: Festival International du Film Entrevues Belfort (Prix CAMIRA court-métrage)
Laura Henno is a photographer. Koropa is her first film. She is currently developing her next film M'TSAMBORO which will also take place in the Comoros. Winner of the Prize Découverte of the Rencontres Internationales de Photographie of Arles in 2007, her photographic work is represented by the Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire.
M'Tsamboro, en cours
Djo, 13 min, 2018
Koropa, 19 min, 2016