March 1933. A young Welsh journalist, Gareth Jones, reaches Ukraine clandestinely. The region was then undergoing a totally unprecedented famine. Kept secret and decided by Stalin, this famine is a political act. After he returns Jones warns the world, but the Soviet manipulations remain stronger. This film tells the struggle of investigation against institutions. This is the story of a mass crime and lie.
Content warning: graphic violence
Director: Guillaume Ribot
Producer: Estelle Fialon
Sound: Jean-Pierre Halbwachs
A Les Films Du Poisson production, in co-production with Lobster Films
Grand prix Fipadoc 2023, Prix jury lycéen FIFH Pessac 2022, Prix Bernard Landier du jury lycéen
Guillaume Ribot is a 51-year-old director-writer-photographer. After studying photography and art history, he turned to press photography. For more than 20 years, most of his work has been devoted to history and memory. His work has been published in the national and international press: Time, Paris-Match, Marianne, Le Monde and the New York Times. In parallel, Ribot has developed his personal work that has yielded numerous exhibitions and book editions, such as Mass shootings of Jews in Ukraine, 1941-1944 - The Holocaust by bullets, Every spring the trees bloom at Auschwitz, Camps in France, OQTF and more. Since 2014, he has devoted himself exclusively to his work as a director and screenwriter with a very pronounced penchant for history and archival images.
Selected FilmographyMoissons sanglantes (2022), Vie et Destin du Livre Noir (2019), Treblinka (2016), Le Cahier de Susi (2014)