Le Saphir De Saint Louis
Le Saphir de Saint Louis

 José Luis Guerin  2015 35 min France Documentary 


In Saint-Louis Cathedral, in La Rochelle, in a chapel filled with merchant marine ex-votos, one can contemplate a painting that witnesses the tragedy of the “Saphir” in 1741. .. [+]

Documentary Short Film Contest


5

French
Subtitles: English  Spanish 



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In Saint-Louis Cathedral, in La Rochelle, in a chapel filled with merchant marine ex-votos, one can contemplate a painting that witnesses the tragedy of the “Saphir” in 1741. This slave schooner was becalmed for days and days in inter-tropical waters, with 271 slaves and 30 crewmembers on board. This little painting is like a secret door in a Cathedral that opens on to the great History…


Cast & Crew:


Director José Luis Guerin 
Producer Gaëlle Jones 



5 Prizes & Selections:

Feb 2016 - Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Navarra PUNTO DE VISTA

Oct 2015 - Doclisboa - International Film Festival

Oct 2015 - Festival Internacional de Cine de Cali

Aug 2015 - Locarno - Festival Internacional de Cine

Jul 2015 - Festival international du film LA ROCHELLE