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Official competiton short documentaries - JCC 2017
JCC 2017 du 4 au 11 novembre 2017



Henriette Hangnanmey - Togo - Benin


Shana, is young 29 years old woman from central Africa , who was arrested in West Africa for drug trafficking. In addition to this tragic incident, she discovered her pregnancy and realises that her child will be born in prison without beeing surrounded by his loved ones.

Technical details

Genre: Short documentary
Duration: 13 minutes
Production year: 2016
Country: Togo - Benin
Script: Henriette Hangnanmey
DOP: Thibule Gbaguidi
Editing: Eriyomi Koudoro
Director: Henriette Hangnanmey
Production company: ISMA

After a licence’s degree in journalism, Henriette Hangnanmey chose to speakout about important subjects in African society, through documentaries. « Born in Prison » is her first short film.