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Battalion to My Beat

Director Eimi IMANISHI
Country Western Sahara, Algeria, USA Year 2016
Format DCP Running Time 14'
Genre Fiction Color color
Rating 전체관람가


Code Theater Date & Time Info Rating / Subtitle
061 Megabox Sinchon 2 2017-06-05 13:00 12세이상관람가 비영어대사+영어자막
103 Megabox Sinchon COMFORT 4 2017-06-07 16:00 12세이상관람가 비영어대사+영어자막


Asian Premiere

Battalion to My Beat is the story of a 13 year old tomboy living in the refugee camps of Western Sahara. Dreaming of a life beyond the confines of the camps, Mariam runs away to join the military in the middle of the desert, naively envisioning herself a Jeanne D'Arc who will liberate her country from occupation. The story reflects the frustration that the contemporary Saharawi youth are feeling toward the complete failure of diplomacy, and their mounting determination that war is the only way to enact change.

Just like her older brother and other boys, Mariam wants to go to war in a military uniform. It is obvious that she does not dream of a life within the confines of the refugee camp where she would have to take care of her younger siblings, feed goats, and watch TV shows just like other girls. She is determined to cross the vast desert to join the army. Would she be able to succeed in liberating her country, her people, and eventually herself? (SIM Hye-kyung)



Eimi IMANISHI is a U.S. born Japanese citizen who grew up in France. At 18, Eimi moved to Barcelona, Spain to study art and went on to earn her BFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, where she majored in sculpture and explored video art through installations. She began researching the effects of Morocco's long standing occupation of Western Sahara and shot a documentary short titled MISS YOU SALAAM following the lives of two Saharawi brothers. She is currently developing her first feature film DOHA, based on the award-winning short.


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