Director: Florent Marcie

Florent Marcie is a French journalist and reporter. For thirty years, he has been covering terrains where history is being made. He shoots, edits, and finances his own films, with an economy of means and a sense of precarity that brings him closer to the men and women he is with. His first documentary film, The Tunnel Tribe (1995) was selected for Les États Généraux du film documentaire in Lussas. There followed Under the Trees of Ajiep (Soudan, 1998), Saïa (Afghanistan, 2000), Itchkéri Kenti (Chechnya, 2006), Commander Khawani (2014), Tomorrow Tripoli (2015). They are all on the borderline between cinema and reportage, and presented out of sync with current events: a kind of middle road he is proud of. In 2015, a retrospective of four of his documentaries was organized by the Cinémathèque française. The Athens Avant-garde Film Festival devoted a retrospective to him in 2019.

A.I. at War

In war-torn Mossoul and Rakka, and then in Paris during the Yellow Vest demonstrations, the director confronts Sota, a robot endowed with artificial intelligence, with human tragedy. As time goes by, the relations that arise with the machine raise questions …