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The documentary CHASING MANDELA'S RAINBOW received a new award by the Festival Audiovisual Infantil y Juvenil, in Merida, Venezuela!  

Trailer | Screener request: contact@windrose.fr

Congratulations for The HEFFI AWARD for the documentary CHASING MANDELA'S RAINBOW awarded by the Helsinki Education Film Festival. It is conforting that Mandela’s goals for South African equal education are more than ever praised outside of the country too!

Trailer | Screener request: contact@windrose.fr

A deep-sea scientist discovered that the majority of micro-plastics is not near the surface, but 200 meters (650 feet) below, which shows that the threats of micro-plastics is vastly underestimated. One way to preserve the oceans is to tackle the problem before it reaches them. Clever initiatives motivate the inhabitants to clean the rivers of the plastic. Request PLASTIC PIRATES: THE OFFICIAL STORY OF THE PLASTIC CUP at contact@windrose.fr

In a globalised world where cultures are getting lost, let’s follow Brandon on his passage to adulthood ritual, the Maraké, in a remote commune in the equatorial forest of Guiana, where the traditions and cultural heritage are fortunately still alive !

Screener request for BRANDON'S MARAKE at contact@windrose.fr

After two years in renovation, Le Corbusier's achitectural masterpiece, Le Pavillon in Zürich is open to the public again. If you coudln't make it to the grand re-opening of the building, watch our documentary LE CORBUSIER'S CENTURY !

Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

Following Stanley Kubrick’s success of 2001 : A Space Odyssey, he prepared a movie about Napoleon Bonaparte based on the most extensive research. The director recruited 50 000 soldiers for battle re-enactments, costumes were being tested, rights were bought and all were waiting for the green light of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayerwhich never came. If you look for a similar docu-drama request: WATERLOO, THE ULTIMATE BATTLE (contact@windrose.fr).

10 years after the release of their last album, the rock singer Sivert Høyem and his band Madrugada are back for their European tour after reuniting with their original drummer. SIVERT HØYEM LIVE AT ACROPOLIS (Athens, Greece) is a dream concert coming true in one of the most beautiful stages in the world.

Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

Whilst Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil is trying to improve the relations between his country and Israel, he said that we can pardon, but not forget the Shoah. How did Brazil change from a rising star in South America to a country which voted for an extremist leader? ENCANTADO recalls Brazil’s political history explaining the current situation.

Trailer | Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

After the death of the last male white rhino from the North one year ago, the species is officially extinct (with only two female remaining). The only hope is artificial insemination, which is planned to take place in June 2019. Embark on a scientific journey and follow international teams on their quest to save the rhinos from extinction in RHINOS IN THE FREEZER.

Trailer | Screener request: contact@windrose.fr

After the documentary’s selection to Docs Without Borders online Festival, the documentary CHASING MANDELA'S RAINBOW has joined the Official Selection of the Aphrodite Film Awards in New York and the African World Documentary Film Festival in San Diego in the USA. Mandela’s goals for South African education may not have been fulfilled, but the world is showing interest for it!

Trailer | Screener request: contact@windrose.fr

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, the young Finnish conductor -looking like the Little Prince- is definitively a rising star as he will conduct in 2019 the New York, Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam and Gothenburg  Symphony!

Request screeners of our concerts conducted by him at: contact@windrose.fr.

Our tribute cover concert to Kate Bush has being praised by viewers:

"You've kept the spirit of Kate Bush and you've added your spirit there, you've moved all the work upstairs. Beautiful."

"This was so perfectly arranged and performed that it overwhelmed me and I found myself tearing up."

Screener request: contact@windrose.fr

Laurent Gbagbo, the ex-president of Ivory Coast, has just been acquitted from the allegations of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court. This decision threatens the legitimacy of the ICC. The prosecutor has appealed the decision. The ex-president is maintained in captivity in The Netherlands.

Screener request: contact@windrose.fr

2019 is the 25th anniversary of Mandela coming to power. As millions of non-Whites were denied a basic & proper education under Apartheid, the documentary, “Chasing Mandela's Rainbow”, examines the education of three heroic Black children at school & home, to see whether Mandela's vision materialized or has been betrayed. Trailer | Screener request: contact@windrose.fr

Since Jair Bolsonaro’s election, Brazil’s plans for the future have been drastically altered. The climate-sceptic President decided to withdraw the offer to host the climate change summit COP25 next year. Could this be a first step towards the exit of Brazil from the Paris agreement? Our brand new documentary recalls Brazil’s political history explaining the current situation.

Trailer | Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

Rwanda is going to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the beginning of the Tutsis genocide on April 8th 2019. Estimated deaths range from 500.000 to 1 Million, which is about 70% of the Tutsi population. Our documentary shows the importance of remembering the history to build the future.

Trailer | Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

In this Winter season, join us in a meditative swim, from one Marquese island to the next, where the strength of the mountains and peace of the sea are the birthplace of a unique culture, victim of a slow acculturation. Before the island’s inhabitants lose their connection to their ancestors and values, Ismael embarks on an odyssey to reconnect them with nature at the core of their culture.

Trailer | Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

Ramiz Drekovic, one of the highest commanding leader in the Bosnian army during the Bosnian War (1992-1995), has just been arrested for war crimes. 25 years later, the country is still trying to recover from its wounds. Our documentary Return To Bosnia follows Damir Mitric, who after returns to uncover this traumatic period, and confront the incomprehensible.

Trailer | Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

There is an alarming news for migrating birds: it is estimated that by 2050, 80% of migrating birds, will be endangered. Our award winning documentary “Birds of the Lakes Return” shows how thanks to human effort, we can bring our flying friends back to re-naturalized areas which were damaged by industry in the past.

Trailer | Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

We will celebrate in 2019 Leonardo Da Vinci’s 500th death anniversary. The first episode of our series The Antagonists: Rivalry In Art (5X52') is dedicated to the rivalry between Da Vinci and Michelangelo: a whole section of the Florentine Renaissance revisited by the prism of the artistic rivalry that opposed them in the sixteenth century.

Trailer | Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

Discover our documentary about the iconic figure of blues: Robert Johnson, who was a major inspiration for legendary musicians such as Bob Dylan, Jimmy Hendricks, the Rolling Stones etc. His 80th death Anniversary is in 2018. The final version of MISSISSIPPI RAMBLIN' is completed.  

Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

The documentary Ladies' Turn (52', PBS, ARTE) presents courageous Senegalese women passionately playing football in a Muslim society. Seyni Ndir Seck, one of the main protagonists became the President of the Senegalese Female Football Commission.

Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

On April 8, 2019, Rwanda will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the beginning of the genocide, which has dramatically changed the history of this country.

Screener request of the documentary YOLANDE OR THE SCARS OF THE SILENCE (52 '| HD) at pmazenod@windrose.fr

The documentary THE MACAW KINGDOM (52’ | HD) about the conservation of Macaw parrots in Peru received this science film award at the Gödöllö International Nature Film Festival, Hungary.

The festival got bombarded by emails of people who would like to watch it.  

Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

A study (published on 24/04/2018) reveals that up to 12 000 micro-plastics are found in every litter of the Arctic ocean. To fight against this increase, the Plastic Cup motivates every year hundreds of volunteers to pick up plastic from a river.  

Screener request of the documentary Plastic Pirates: The Official Story Of The Plastic Cup at pmazenod@windrose.fr

The inhabitants of Greenland are voting for their representatives. The outcome of this election may lead to a vote for the independence of the island from Denmark. Discover our wonderful documentary The Last Ice Hunters portraying how the daily life of the Inuits changed with the Danish influence since the first Danish settlers arrived in 1721. 

Screener request of the documentary at pmazenod@windrose.fr

The last white male rhinos died on 20 March 2018 in Kenya. Only two females of this sub-species are still alive. Our soon to be completed film Rhinos in the Fridge will present how scientists try to save this almost extinct rhinoceros species from poaching and climate change with one potential solution: artificial insemination.

Screener request of the documentary at pmazenod@windrose.fr

Balkan countries want to be part of the European Union, but political instability and some corruption issues in these countries will make their membership difficult to reach. Watch our documentaries covering various topics in the Balkans:

No Smoking in Sarajevo, Return to Bosnia & Vukovar(s).

Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

While Europe is facing a cold wave, with Paris freezing at -10°C and cities in Russia reaching -35°C, Greenland’s climate is surprisingly warm, hovering between -3 and +3°C. How do natives actually live in Greenland? Discover their customs and traditions in our exclusive documentary “The Last Ice Hunters” in 4K and enjoy the trailer. Screener request of the documentary THE LAST ICE HUNTERS at pmazenod@windrose.fr

The Museum, Centre Pompidou, in Paris is holding a retrospective on David Goldblatt, the renowned South-African photographer, who documented the transformation of the South African society over the last 50 years. We invite you to watch our documentary on the most famous South African photographers, featuring David Goldblatt. Screener request of the documentary SOUTH AFRICA, CHROMATIC PORTRAITS at pmazenod@windrose.fr

An offensive airstrike by the Syrian army caused the death of over 220 civilians and injured hundreds on 8 February 2018. The war in Syria has been going on for almost seven years now. For an inside look of daily street battles, follow a journalist as she films the life of the rebels in the war fields. Screener request of the documentary 12 DAYS AND 12 NIGHTS IN DAMASCUS at pmazenod@windrose.fr

Ethiopia’s most popular singer, Teddy Afro, is back! Not welcome in his own country by the current political regime, because he is nostalgic of the empire which reigned before 1975, he performed in a huge concert in Ethiopia end of January 2018. The documentary JAMMING ADDIS on the return of Ethiopian jazz musicians in Ethiopia also highlights how they influenced the world with their music creativity during their exile. Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

In the framework of the current crisis of supervisors of French prisons, more and more deprived in front of prisoners, discover the relation supervisors - prisoners under a new angle in a Belgian prison in the documentary Beyond The Bars, and more widely how all the staff of a prison gives meaning to its job. Screener request of BEYOND THE BARS at pmazenod@windrose.fr

In 2018, 100 years of women’s voting right in UK were celebrated. Federica Montseny was fighting in the 30ies in Spain against the fascist government to finally become the first female minister. Screener request of FEDERICA MONTSENY, THE INDOMITABLE at pmazenod@windrose.fr

FAST FORWARD about time acceleration -which won the Aina Roger Award at FIGRA, France- is now available in 52'. Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

The winning car of the car design fair in Paris, France (Feb. 2018) was the blue Alpine A110 having a blue... and a design very close to the one of the cult EB110 Bugatti car, whose company revolutionized car design in the 90ies. Request the screener of the documentary THE BLUE FACTORY unveiling this thrilling adventure to pmazenod@windrose.fr.

If a tribute is being paid to IKEA’s founder, Ingvar Kamprad, who just passed away, Børge Mogensen, who also started his career in the 40ies, deserves just as much recognition, as a Danish designer, who also improved furniture in their functions and aesthetics, giving access to it to everyone, which massively impacted modern lifestyles. Request the screener of the documentary BØRGE MOGENSEN - DESIGNS FOR LIFE to pmazenod@windrose.fr.​

On 25 March 2018 was celebrated 100 years of Debussy’s death. Feel free to request our concert TRIBUTE TO DEBUSSY presenting his best works to pmazenod@windrose.fr.

The documentary BUDAPEST INFERNO: The Secrets Of The Molnar Janos Cave (screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr) was selected at 21 international film festivals and won 12 awards including best science documentary, best underwater film, best diving film, best music, best nature/travel film etc. ​

On 20 June 2018 will be celebrated the World Refugee Day. It is the right time to screen DISTRICT ZERO which keeps being awarded in festivals all over the world. Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

Xavier Veilhan's musical pavillon «Studio Venezia» represented France at 57th international Biennale of contemporary art in Venise, Italy, from 13 to 26 May 2017. Screener request of ARCHITECTONES at pmazenod@windrose.fr

Tackling with the use of the Creole language in Guinea Bissau's music contributing to the creation of a national identity, the documentary LANTANDA was selected by more than 10 festivals in a year. Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr.

Story of three women introducing surf in Iran, the documentary Into the Sea received the Peace and Sport Award at Sportel in Monaco. Screener request for INTO THE SEA at pmazenod@windrose.fr.

On 17 July 2016, 17 sites from the architect Le Corbusier, which are located in seven different countries, i.e. France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, India, Japan and Argentina have been listed as World Heritage sites. Screener request for LE CORBUSIER'S CENTURY at pmazenod@windrose.fr.

Pauline Mazenod, WINDROSE's Head of Film Acquistions and Sales was invited by EUROPE CREATIVE MEDIA to debate WHAT A DISTRIBUTOR CAN DO FOR YOU BEYOND DISTRIBUTION with Franz Mangelberger, media consultant under the moderation of Catherine Buresi, during MIPCOM 2017 in Cannes. Feel free to read the take-aways of EUROPE CREATIVE MEDIA.