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Burning cars

Nominated for

Best Short Documentary

Directed by

Maud Mascré

7' • New Caledonia • 2020



Burning cars tells a paradox. New Caledonia is a dazzling mermaid with its blue-lagoon charms. But while crisscrossing this French Pacific island, I was struck by the underlying tension contained in this exotic paradise. Historical wounds, links of tortuous love with France, island microcosm and thorny juxaposition of societies with opposite values ​​... The film explores a place, a universe.

Director's Bio: After studying editing, Maud Mascré studied cinematography at the ENSAV in Toulouse (France). She collaborates there with people from multiple backgrounds, which leads her to new creative universes. Then, the desire to travel and share, but also the hope to add to the world as it is a part of mischief. In 2020, nourished by various projects in France and New Caledonia, she starts a documentary course at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

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