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BATTALION TO MY BEAT

(2016)

A film by Eimi Imanishi

• Theme(s): War / Women


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BATTALION TO MY BEAT

  • Eimi Imanishi

    Biography:

    Eimi Imanishi is a U.S. born Japanese citizen who grew up in France. Battalion To My Beat (2016) is her first short film and was shot in the Western Saharan refugee camps in Algeria using non-actors. It premiered at TIFF and has won several awards worldwide. One-Up (2016), her second collaboration with producer Julia Thompson, is set to premiere at Atlanta Film Festival. Eimi earned her BFA at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.

    Filmography:
    2016: One-Up
    2016: Battalion To My Beat

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2016: Toronto International Film Festival | Official Selection Short Cuts Comptetition
  • 2016: BFI London Film Festival (UK) | A World at War
  • 2016: Stockholm International Film Festival | Short Film Competition
  • 2016: Seattle International Film Festival (USA)
  • 2016: Hollywood International Film Festival Best Narrative Short
  • 2017: Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival | International CompetitionPrix Canal +

Synopsis



Naively envisioning herself a Jeanne D'Arc of the desert, Mariam runs away from the Western Saharan refugee camps in Algeria hoping to liberate her homeland from occupation.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 14'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Country(ies) of production: Algeria / United States
  • Original Language(s): Arabic
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD