A day in Sengulam

In 1988, on their return from Calcutta, two of Mother Teresa’s disciples founded a « Mercy Home » in Sengulam, India. Today, this hamlet still shelters many rejected people from the area : orphans, repudiated wives, beggars, disabled and poor people of all origins… In the heart of this community, they all hope for a more peaceful life. One day at a time.

(A french version of the film is also available.)

  • Matthieu MAUNIER-ROSSI
    Three Blades, T.I.A. (THIS is Africa), Wave our souls
  • Denis CAMELIN
    Three Blades
  • Matthieu MAUNIER-ROSSI
    Three Blades, T.I.A. (THIS is Africa), Wave our souls
  • Isabel SEGOVIA
    Three Blades
  • Aloyse LAUNAY
    Sound edit & Mix
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Une journée à Sengulam
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
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  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 14, 2019
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    Digital (Canon 7D)
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  • Great Lakes International Film Festival
    United States
    September 19, 2019
    World premiere
Distribution Information
  • Back in Town
    Country: France
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Matthieu MAUNIER-ROSSI

A DAY IN SENGULAM _ 2019, 17 min, shot in Kerala (India), LaTortueNoire & Back in Town

TROIS MACHETTES (THREE BLADES) _ 2019, 29 min, shot in Haiti, Back in Town - ALSO ON FILMFREEWAY

T.I.A. (THIS IS AFRICA) _ 2014, 7 min, shot in Congo-Brazzaville, LaTortueNoire - ALSO ON FILMFREEWAY

QUATRE MINUTES AVANT LA VAGUE _ 2012, experimental, 4 min, LaTortueNoire

QUELQUES VAGUES, ET L’ÂME… _ 2011, 14 min, shot in the Caribbean, YMC Productions - ALSO ON FILMFREEWAY

DE QUI ME MOQUE-JE ? _ 2005, 10 min, YMC Productions

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Director Statement

Matthieu Maunier-Rossi is a screenwriter and director. Geography and travels are at the core of all his projects. From 2014 to 2017, he wandered across the Caribbean, looking for new stories. His journey became a book (« Les îles buissonnières », Ed. Rudbeckias, 2018). After more than one year spent in Haiti working with NGOs, he went back to the island during the summer of 2018 to direct a new film called « Three blades ». That movie is currently playing in festivals around the world.

"A day in Sengulam" is a new documentary shot in Kerala (India). This film presents an alternate edit of the original footage made for the documentary « Lettre à une absente », directed by Véronique Vertadier.

(A french version of the film is also available.)