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Voyage of Time is a celebration of the universe, displaying the whole of time, from its start to its final collapse. This film examines all that occurred to prepare the world that stands before us now: science and spirit, birth and death, the grand cosmos and the minute life systems of our planet.
From Tibet to Australia, Alaska to Norway, drones, Go-Pros and helicopters, help Jennifer Peedom fim mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers. A classical score from the Australian Chamber Orchestra accompanies this majestic cinematic experience.
In this unapologetic and politically incorrect portrait, an extraordinary and eccentric Belgian judge takes viewers behind the scenes of real-life criminal investigations. The stranger-than-fiction documentary makes for a wild and riveting ride.
Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. "Human Flow", an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration.
Ulrich Seidl follows wealthy tourists going on safari to kill animals that are often endangered species: some for trophies, others to enjoy. Even if every prey comes at a price, they always find a way to legitimize their own actions.
A film-poem in eighteen waves, like so many scenes to describe Paris and its urban landscape as seen by a "young isolated foreigner." Terrorist attacks, whites roses, a state of emergency, the tricolor, the Atlantic Ocean and its crossings, volcanoes, the beat-box, rebellion, anger, police violence, a revolutionary song, silence, joy... Nothing but joy.
When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from cities, during a trip in JR's photographic (and magical) truck. Through chance encounters and prepared projects, they reached out to others, listening to them, photographing them, and sometimes putting them on posters.
For most of her life, Hélène, who lives with her parents in rural France, did not communicate. And then, at the age of 21-despite having had no formal schooling or ever having been taught to read or write-she did. By arranging laminated alphabet letters, Hélène created words, then phrases and finally a book, one letter at a time.
An excerpt from the official leaflet: sometimes instead of fighting against poverty, it is the poor you fight against. Europe : residential areas and miserable suburbs which draw no empathy. A factory closes and a prison is built. prison is built as soon as a factory closes. The poor, especially young people born from immigrants, frighten the rest of the population.
« Traces, women's imprints » is a film that ventures to the discovery of three grandmothers kassenas (Burkina Faso,) their granddaughter, and the exclusively feminine art of this region's mural paintings. Between these women's portraits and a traditional art form, « Traces » is a painting on paintings that reflects upon transmission, education and memory in the context of a world in mutation.
Of my mother, there remain a few super 8 films, sequences of silent lives, a reflection of what was her life, brief, secret and silent. Of my father, there are no images. My very existence is the only proof of the meeting between this young woman of the 70s and this Tunisian student passing through our town. Before becoming a mother myself, I want to try to find this man.
« Radio Schizo » is the story of a few young people suffering from schizophrenia. They are preparing a radio programme about their illness. As their project develops, they communicate with lucidity and sincerity the difficulty of living with this illness that encumbers, perturbs and muddles the mind and social relations.
The portrait of a discreet man, of a workman. Marc Coton's portrait, the father of the director. The echo of a warm silence, which has screened off his family from the racket of the steel industry, where he has been working for 30 years. The story of an uncompleted inheritance, of a silence promise: « My son, you’ll become a different man »...
Home & away is a documentary film about residing, home, privacy and precious objects. Which object are you always taking with you when you're constantly on the road or homeless and makes you feel at home?
Laos owns one of the last primary forests in Asia. For several years, thousands of hectares of this ancestral forest have been brought down and replaced by an industrial culture of hevea, the rubber tree. Three local initiatives attempt to make the young laotians aware of the danger of deforestation having irremediable consequences on biodiversity.
Andrea is looking for his cultural roots by inviting us to meet Zi Giannino, Sabatino et Tonino through the Neapolitan countryside. All three are great singers from the peasant community around Vésuve, they embody a musical tradition there called: "la Tammurriata".
In the seventies, a big project is happening : a part of the North district of the train station of Brussels is being destroyed to build a business center. Back in 2007, people who stayed in the neighborhood, torn between destruction and bitterness, will talk to us.
San Pedro Mallo is a small village in Bierzo. Since 1936, a “missing person” has been resting in a secret grave. His exhumation provides the freedom to speak and, little by little, reveals a story both individual and collective, a story veiled by the nearly 40 years of Franco’s dictatorship.
"My future" follows an eighteen year old Ethiopian girl, Tsega, during the most important period of life: she just finished her national exam and is now waiting for the results, on which her future will depend.
On the eve of World War II, 20,000 Vietnamese men in French Indochina were forced into labor in arms factories to replace French workers who'd left for the front. Mistaken for soldiers, blocked in France after the 1940 defeat, at the mercy of the German occupying forces and collaborationist bosses, these civil workers known as "Cong Binh" led a parias' life during the Occupation.
The Franco dictatorship, one of the most violent regimes and feature 20th-century Europe, was kept in silence by Spain since its end, there are more than thirty years. In December 2007, the law of historical memory was passed despite the controversy. The Spanish government will finally lift the veil on this period and do justice to the hundreds of thousands of victims of Franco.
They are 25 years old. They study in the University of Bamako and they represent the new generation. Seduced by the ideas of writer Yambo Ouologuem, who is against white people, they created a club on his name.
Axelle, Hugo, Kareem and Victor are diagnosed with cancer. Supported by love especially the one from their parents, they have to face anticancer treatments. Their fight made us discover how medicine can be brutal but also sophisticated and that it can accomplish miracles but not everyones.
On the banks of the Ucayali river, in the Peruvian rainforest, three generations of the same family struggle to survive through their handmade production of coal. After an accident that burned her feet, the grandmother leaves the family, with the hope of dying somewhere else, far away from the coal.
In the Ardennes, the agriculture goes worse than anywhere else. Their are less ans less farms where the husband, the wife and the family work together. But the ground is like a woman when she is in love, she wants to be seeded. But how to live this passion when the woman or the ground goes away ? And how to keep the control of the game when the finance doesn't care ?
A powerful portrait of Michel / Mohamed Qissi, Belgian of Maroccan descent. As an ex oxer, he started his career in Hollywood action films along side Jean-Claude Van Damme. Today, he has become a role model for young Marrocans who dream about succeeding like him in the world of cinema and combat sports.
Here After tells the story of an isolated community in which a power-mad tyrant commands an infanticide. In the danced scenes we see how the characters relive their memories in the hereafter; as if their emotions and traumas were captured in the memory of their bodies.
The water problem in Marrakech goes to the heart of what defines the question of Moroccan economic development. Drought, mass tourism, globalisation... have forced the city to privatise its water management at a time when France is progressively turning back to a publicly run water management system.
A couple sets out on a journey, equipped with two small cameras with which they'll make a film. On the Trans-Siberian Express, they talk about love, desire, and cinema. Little by little, the camera becomes a means for each of them to keep track of the feelings of the other...
This documentary is a worldwide "poetic journey" through the imaginations of several film writers and directors from all over the world: F. Pierson, J. Audiard, P. Nalin, J. Gray, G. Arriaga, E. Kusturica, Maïwenn, M. Gondry. Entering their world we discover what they have in common through their images, their inspirations, their highly specific methods, their characters and directing styles.
What is Freemasonry today ? Who are the Freemasons ? On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry, this extraordinary world tour in 80 lodges unveils, for the first time, these ancient and fascinating communities. Terra Masonica takes us to meet masons in their everyday life, sharing their history and vision of a changing world.
When I began filming my family, I wanted to preserve images of my own world. A particular Jewish world on the brink of extinction. The typical immigrant dilemma: you’re suffocated if you stay within the family; you’re an exile in the outside world. I filmed my Jewish family for 7 years: all their offspring have married blacks, Belgians and Arabs. Now I realize exactly what sort of film I’ve made.
Nazi Germany occupied the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg from 1940 to 1944, with the intention of returning the Luxembourgers to their so-called German roots. Paradoxically, this attempt to incorporate Luxembourg into the Third Reich triggered the nation's self-awareness.
In spite of water. Because of water. Without water. With water. About flooding and inundation in the delta region of the Brahmaputra in Bangldesh, about the once-thriving fishing port and harbour city of Aralsk on the Aral Sea that now lies lost in the dry Kazakh steppes, and about Africa’s daily war of all against all for a couple of canisters of water in Kibera, the largest slum of Nairobi.