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The Pathan Sisters

A documentary by Eléonore Boissinot

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52'/76' I Hindi, Urdu


Gujarat, India. Survivors of the 2002 anti-Muslim massacres, Sofia and Suzain are coming of age.

Equipe :

Written and directed by Eléonore Boissinot

Production: Claire Babany

DOP: Cédric Dupire, Eléonore Boissinot, Aniket Deore

Sound: Eléonore Boissinot

Editor: Laureline Delom, Cédric Dupire, Perrine Bekaert

Assistant director: Preeti Pareek Chaudhary

Assistant editor: Thomas Laufer

Original music: Bertrand Wolff

Sound editing: Pali Meursault

Re-Recording mixer: Thomas Besson

Color Grading: Mathieu Weil

International Sales : Blooming Docs / Cinephil

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Funding & partners:


With the support of the CNC innovative grant, SCAM writing grant,
Region Sud development and production grants, Procirep Angoa
Selected for the 2018 Eurodoc program and the 2020 Sheffield MeetMarket

Broadcasters: France Télévisions (FR2 “25 shades of docs”), RTS, Lyon Capitale TV, Al Jazeera Documentary

Festivals and awards 2023/2024:

- Critics Week, Locarno Film Festival ** Zonta Club Award ** (World Premiere)

- Etats Généraux du Film Documentaire, France (National Premiere)

- Corsica Doc, France, New Talents competition

- Women International Film Festival of Salé, FIFF Morocco (competition)

- Ecrans du Réel Festival, le Mans, France, 1st Doc competition

- My First Doc, Tunisia (competition)

- MiradasDoc, Tenerife, Spain (competition)

- RÉ-ELLES, documentary film and women's rights, France

- 12th Liberation DocFest Bangladesh (special screening section)

TV Broadcasts :

France Télévisions (25 Nuances de Docs) November 1st 2023, available on replay until April 2024 (France)

RTS 1 (Sur les Docs) December 13th 2023, available on replay until February 12th, 2024 (Switzerland)


Locarno Critics Week: The Pathan Sisters by Eléonore Boissinot By Nick Cunningham - 8 August 2023, Business Doc Review

CNC : "Les soeurs Pathan", tourner en Inde, 25 october 2023

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