Life begins again


Benedicta is a survivor of human trafficking from Nigeria, Mohamed left Guinea at sixteen in the hope of a less precarious life, Martha and Anibal fled political repression in Honduras. Fate led them to a small French town and its surrounding countryside, where they are now pursuing the same goal: to find their place in local society. The film tells the story of their daily lives, filled with obstacles and uncertainty, between hope and disappointment, solidarity and small triumphs.

Life begins again

Life begins again


Year : 2023
Author-director : François Perlier
Duration : 52 minutes
Distribution : Les Docs du Nord

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Written and directed by François Perlier

Editing : Maylie Sauca-Dibon

Picture : Nicolas Contant and François Perlier

Sound : Benoît Perraud

Original music : Guillaume Christophel

Sound editing and mixing : Matthieu Cathelineau

Color grading : Damien Lopez


With the participation of France Télévisions – France 3 Nouvelle-Aquitaine

With the participation of the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée

With the support of the Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine,

In partnership with the CNC and the support of ALCA

With the support of Procirep – Société des Producteurs and Angoa

ISAN NUMBER : 0000-0006-5994-0000-H-0000-0000-N

© Les Docs du Nord – 2023

Winner of the call for documentary film projects of the Filmer le Travail 2022 Festival.