NOBODY DIES HERE
a film by Simon Panay (Benin/France)
Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.
Simon Panay is 22. He made his first fiction short film « Drôle de Guerre » at 19 and get more than 50 official selections, 15 awards and two TV screenings (Eurochannel, Shorts TV).
2012, he shot his first documentary film in Africa : Tontines, une affaire de femmes (52min) and 2014 his second documentary « Waiting for the (t)rain » (26min). This film get more than 130 Official Selections all over the world, 32 Awards.
2014, he received a prize of best talented young director of the year from the prestigious organization ARP. His first feature film project "Day 26" is produced by Xavier Castano, Jean-Jacques Annaud's producer.