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Director Florian VALLEE

Genre TV Documentary

Synopsis Let’s give the plastic sandal the place it deserves in the Pantheon of Mankind’s shoes! Because if no one has forgotten the ordeal she puts us through every summer, who among us knows her true story? Who has ever looked into the unusual destiny of this plastic pearl invented by accident? Who remembers that she experienced exile, deprivation and wars? Who is aware that she embodied a societal ideal and the promise of a better world? Who could have imagined that she would turn the greatest pages of the 20th century history one by one until she became the icon of a whole people!

Producer Kwassa Films

Coproducer O2B Films (FR)

Partners  FWB (Federation Wallonia-Brussels), RTBF (Belgian Public TV), Be TV (Belgian Pay TV), WIP (Wallonie Image Production), Province  de Hainaut, Belga Film Fund and Tax Shelter from the Belgian Federal Government, CNC, PROCIREP, France 3 Auvergne-Rhône Alpes Region, Auvergne-Rhône Alpes Region, SACEM, Loterie Nationale .

Broadcasters RTBF, Be TV, France 3, TV5 Monde

International Sales Mediawan

Selections Festival International du Film Vues d’Afrique 2020, Festival International du Film Panafricain 2021, Anthropological Film festival Jerusalem 2021, Africa World Documentary Film Festival 2022