A feature documentary film by Muriel Jaquerod
Documentary, 48 min, 2014
In Switzerland, up until 1970, thousands of children were taken from their families and placed in unacceptable conditions. Engel was one of them. Between the ages of 9 and 16, he was exploited as a farmhand: work and abuse were his daily regimen. Occasionally, he was allowed to go to school. Today, Engel is a self-taught painter. At the age of 71, he returns to the places where he spent his childhood to bear witness to that period of his life.
Born in 1970 in Geneva, Switzerland. 1990-92 Studies cinema at the University of Bologna. 1997 Receives degree from the ESAV (École Supérieure d’Arts Visuels de Genève), cinema-video department. 2002 Receives Postgraduate degree in cinema from the HEAD, formerly ESBA. Works as independent filmmaker.
2007 Lisboa dentro
2003 Entre deux villages
Cinematography: Muriel Jaquerod, Eduardo Saraiva Pereira
Editing: Muriel Jaquerod, Eduardo Saraiva Pereira
Sound: Muriel Jaquerod, Eduardo Saraiva Pereira
Sound editing: Eduardo Saraiva Pereira
Mix: Adrien Kessler
Color correction: Raphäel Frauenfelder
Production: Les Films de la Cigogne / Muriel Jaquerod
Associated Production: Alva Film / Geneviève Rossier