Under House Arrest + Testimony
TESTIMONY (dir. Stéphane Vieyra / 2019, 13 mins)
UNDER HOUSE ARREST (EN RÉSIDENCE SURVEILLÉE) (dir. Paulin Soumanou Vieyra / 1981 / 102 mins)
Vierya’s lone feature film, Under House Arrest follows a struggle for power in an African country, in which a powerful president with close ties to European entrepreneurs lands in hot water with the appearance of a powerful political essay and a sudden threat of rebellion by the military, all of which leads to the once-all-powerful leader being confined to his home. With son Stéphane’s Testimony, a homage to his father’s life.