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In 1994, President Mandela signed the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, affording all South Africans equal access to education. In 2019, on the 25th anniversary of the ANC and Mandela coming to power, our brand new documentary “Chasing Mandela’s Rainbow” investigates whether Mandela’s dream came true. Even though South Africa still has one of the most dysunctional schooling in the world, some students manage to succeed through their faith in their future!

Trailer | Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

In 1994, President Mandela signed the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, affording all South Africans equal access to education. In 2019, on the 25th anniversary of the ANC and Mandela coming to power, our brand new documentary “Chasing Mandela’s Rainbow” investigates whether Mandela’s dream came true. Even though South Africa still has one of the most dysunctional schooling in the world, some students manage to succeed through their faith in their future!

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 of the documentaries 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

On 6/02/2018, 100 years of women’s voting right in UK were celebrated. Ellie Taylor, British humorist used this opportunity to sarcastically present on BBC all the problems women encounter because they’re women. But far before Taylor, Federica Montseny was fighting in the 30ies in Spain against the fascist government to finally become the first female minister and transform an entire country. 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.​

16/01/2018: an Ivoirian minister is being judged for conspiracy against the authority of the state. The former President Laurent Gbagbo is also currently judged for crimes against humanity. Request the screener of the documentary LAURENT GBAGBO, DICTATOR OR ANTICOLONIALIST? unveiling the recent history of the Ivory Coast under Gbagbo’s presidency to pmazenod@windrose.fr.

On 1 March 2018 was celebrated 150 years anniversary of the birth of ADOLFO WILDT, the great sculptor. Screener request at 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.

Le Monde -the French newspaper- showcases in its article (dated 10/12/2017) the threats of climate change on the Inuits living in KIVALINA (Alaska, USA), who are going to be the first climatic refugees. Fleeing from the destruction of their habitats by the rising water levels, they need to relocate. Screener request at 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. ​

​​EU recognises bisphenol A as an endocrine disruptor. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has classified bisphenol A, a chemical found in many common plastic products, as an endocrine disruptor and a ‘substance of very high concern’. Understand what is behind bisphenol A thanks to the documentary The GREAT INVASION. Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

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.