Wild Sky

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Wild Sky
Directed by Rachid B.
Produced by Sylvie Randonneix
Written by Rachid B.
Florent Mangeot
Narrated by Rachid B.
Music by Fabien Bourdier
Cinematography Arthur Forjonel
Rachid B.
Edited by Florent Mangeot
Distributed by Nord-Ouest Documentaires
Release date
Running time
42 minutes
Country France
Language French

Wild Sky (French: Le Ciel en bataille) is a 2011 French autobiographical documentary film and cinematic essay/poem directed by Rachid B. and co-written by Florent Mangeot.[1]


At his dying father's bedside Rachid B. recalls his strongest memories from his childhood in Morocco to recollections of his homosexuality and rejection of Christianity, right up to his recent conversion to Islam.[2]

The film tells the story of his life, that he was never able to share with his father, and is "A powerful exploration of desire and of ones own identity."[3]


In April 2011, the film premiered at the Visions du Réel film festival.[4]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Director, LesGaiCineMad, Madrid International LGTB Film Festival, Spain, 2011.[5]
  • Special mention, Salina Doc Fest, Italy, 2011.[6]
  • Mention (short film competition), Les Écrans Documentaires, Arcueil, France, 2011.[7]
  • Nominated for the Best Doc-LGTIB award, Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Spain, 2011.[8]
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, National Competition, France, 2012.[9]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Wild Sky". unifrance.org. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  2. ^ Wild Sky on IMDb
  3. ^ Programme Visions du réel 2011, page 28
  4. ^ "Kriege dominieren Dok-Festival "Visions du Réel"". Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen Kundendienst (in German). Zurich. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  5. ^ (in English) LesGaiCineMad Awards 2011 [1]
  6. ^ (in Italian) SalinaDocFest I vincitori della V Edizione [2]
  7. ^ (in French) Les Ecrans Documentaires Palmarès 2011 [3]
  8. ^ (in English) Barcelona International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival [4]
  9. ^ (in English) Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival [5]

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