Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy

Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Starring Hissène Habré

In 2013, former Chadian dictator Hissein Habré’s arrest in Senegal marked the end of a long combat for the survivors of his regime. Accompanied by the Chairman of the Association of the Victims of the Hissein Habré Regime, Mahamat Saleh Haroun goes to meet those who survived this tragedy and who still bear the scars of the horror in their flesh and in their souls. Through their courage and determination, the victims accomplish an unprecedented feat in the history of Africa: that of bringing a Head of State to trial.


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  • ★★★½ review by Soham Gadre on Letterboxd

    The aim of Haroun was not only to give these people a voice, but have it be formed into action and ultimately justice. It’s a valiant documentary that, while you’re watching it, is a reminder of incredible neglect that the rest of the world has on some of the most vulnerable populations.

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  • ★★★½ review by Charlie on Letterboxd

    Documentary focusing on the heinous and painful crime suffered by the victims of the Hissien Habre regime. Filmmaker interviews a number of victims, digging into the heart of what cuts at them, but also soothing it through the process. The crimes are horrific and the victims impassioned.

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