Another Paradise

Director: Olivier Magis

Belgium, 2019



Fifty years ago the entire Creole population of the Chagos Islands was expelled by the British authorities. This secret operation took place in order to lease the largest island to the US Navy so that it could build a military base. Now, with the lease about to expire, Chagossian exiles struggle to recover their homeland. The charismatic woman leading their fight in UK is Sabrina Jean. Through her unrelenting activism, including participation in the World Football Cup for Stateless people, she strives to keep the flame of hope alive in her community: so that her people might finally return home.

About Director

Olivier Magis is a Belgian filmmaker living in Brussels. Recently he co-directed the award winning short film “May Day”, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Oscars®. He also teaches stage direction and documentary at film schools in Brussels. “Another Paradise” is his first feature length documentary.


Production company: Producer: Co-producers: Director of photography: Sound: Editing: Olivier Magis Clin d’oeil films Hanne Phlypo Karim Aitouna & Thomas Micoulet (Haut les Mains Productions) Isabel de la Serna (Playtime Films) Jonathan Wannyn Joachim Philippe Thibaut Darscotte Sophie Reiter Marie-Hélène Mora


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