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Under the Skin: A Journey into Savagery

Since 2008, thousands of young Africans have been kidnapped and sold to traffickers.

Confined to detention camps, the hostages are chained together, sometimes 70 crammed in a room, where they are tortured, electrocuted, burned and raped. To be released their families must pay an exorbitant ransom of $30,000, an amount almost impossible to raise. It’s pay or die. It is estimated that more than 12,000 hostages have perished in the Sinai desert, their bodies buried in mass graves.

For two years, we worked to enter North Sinaï and meet the survivors, who have never spoken out before.

PRODUCTION INFO

  • Year: 2014
  • Duration: 59 mins
  • Production: MEMENTO
  • Director: DELPHINE DELOGET, CECILE ALLEGRA
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France

FESTIVAL & AWARDS

  • Prix Albert Londres 2015; Best Documentary at NYC International Film Festival 2015; Grand Prize of the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) at FIFDH Geneva 2016; Amnesty International Prix de l’Impact FIGRA 2016; Prix de l’oeuvre de l’année / Prix SCAM 2016 , France