THE WHITE KNIGHTS
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Emelin Theatre - Mamaroneck,NY
Director Joachim LAFOSSE, 2015
112 min - Drama
Vincent Lindon, Louise Bourgoin, Valérie Donzelli, Reda Kated, Bintou Rimtobaye
Screening in French with English subtitles
Critically acclaimed Joachim Lafosse brings to the screen the Zoe’s Ark controversy which made headlines in 2007 : a story about the limits of the right of interference.
Jacques Arnault, head of Sud Secours NGO, is planning a high impact operation : he and his team are going to exfiltrate 300 orphans victims of Chadian civil war and bring them to French adoption applicants. Françoise Dubois, a journalist, is invited to come along with them and handle the media coverage for this operation. Completely immersed in the brutal reality of a country at war, the NGO members start losing their convictions and are faced with the limits of humanitarian intervention.