The Fragments (My Mouth, My Revolt, My Name) / Les Eclats (Ma gueule, ma révolte, mon nom)

country, year

France, 2011



running time


directed by

Sylvain George


French, English




Fragments of voices, laughter and rage, snatches of words, images and memory; the breathe of the wind, the gesture of the sun at the sunset, the reflections red-blood; the raids of the police, processions warriors… This film is composed of fragments escaped from the movie May they rest in revolt (Figures of wars I). Sylvain George draws through an Impressionist collage a map of the violence inflicted on migrants, the repetition of the colonial movement, and the unacceptability of the “world as it is.”

about the author

Sylvain George, after finishing his philosophy studies, devoted himself to the making of poetic, political and experimental films. This led him to work with artists such as Archie Shepp, William Parker and Valérie Dréville. In 2005, he started his directing career with the first two parts of series Contrefeux, which were gathered into a documentary called Contre-feux 1 et 2: Pur le retrait du projet de loi sur l’immigration et la regularisation sans condition de tous which was followed by Contrefeux 3: Europe année 06 (Fragments Ceuta), Contrefeux 4: Un homme ideal (Fragments K) and Contre-feux 6: Comment briser les consciences? Frapper!. Between 2005 and 2008, he shot short films No Border (Aspettavo Che Scendesse La Sera) and N´entre pas sans violence dans la nuit, and in the year 2009 Ils nous tueront tous … In 2009, he participated in the Turin festival with L´impossible – Pages arrachées. He returned the following years with Qu´ils reposent en revolte (Des figures de guerres) (FIPRESCI at the Bafici), and Les Éclats (ma gueule, ma révolte, mon nom) which earned him the award for best international documentary.

festivals, awards

Torino Film Festival 2011 (best international documentary), Doc Lisboa, Viennale, Filmmaker Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival…