CA | Completion 2021 | 10x30’ | French (sub.), English (sub.) | Production du milieu & Pimiento Médias Inc. | Broadcaster: AMI TV
Blind or visually impaired world class musicians (any music genre), men and women from all over the world, share with us the challenges they had to overcome to become professionals, their vision of music, and what their current success represents for them and their community. In the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Mali, Egypt, France, England, Japan, and South Korea, these outstanding artists who refused to give up their dream, prove that music is the universal and inclusive language by excellence.
DE | 2020 | 52’ | HD | German, English (sub.) | by Valentin Thurn | SCHNITTSTELLE GmbH & ThurnFilm GmbH – GbR, EIKON Media | Broadcaster: RBB
Inspiring people show us how powerful dreams are in the quest of a better society, and what is at stake when following them. By experimenting alternative ways of living, Joy, Line, Van, and Carl-Heinrich come up with propositions to tackle current social and environmental issues. Transforming trashes, making living space accessible for everyone, promoting self-determining education and low Carbon print freight transport: what makes them implement their dreams and keep faith, despite obstacles and frustrations?
BE | 2019 | HD | 72’ | French, English (sub.) | By Erwan Augoyard & Sophie Kovess-Brun | Matching Socks Ventures | Broadcaster: RTBF
In La Cambre (Brussels, Belgium), one of the most renowned fashion school in the world, students have a last year to achieve their professional dream of becoming a fashion designer. We follow four of them developing their collection until the ultimate fashion show gathering the most exclusive international brands professionals. Will it be the starting point of their professional career? A documentary about up-and-coming stylists, overflowed with ideas, overwhelmed by doubts but determined to hold on to their dreams.
AU | 2020 | 52’/56' | HD | English | By Samantha Dinning & Hylton Shaw | Film Camp Pty | Broadcaster: ABC
BE | 2020 | 54' | HD | French (sub.), Dutch (sub.), English (sub.) | By Joël Franka | ADNStudio - Alizé Production - RTBF - Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie | Broadcaster: RTBF
FR | 2019 | 52' | HD | French, English (sub.) | By Gilles Vernet | LaClairière Production, ViàVosges, Opéra National de Paris | Foundation Engie | Broadcasters: ViàVosges, Public Sénat.
The Paris’ Opera welcomes during two years a class of 9-10 year-old kids from a popular area to deconstruct prejudices and democratize opera. Supported by the best professionals to create an opera from scratch, the children surpass their personal limits, discover unsuspected capacities and build collective dynamics. How will this intense immersion change their vision of themselves, their relation to school and the way they consider their future in the society?
UK | 2019 | 30' for children/52’/86' | HD | English (sub.) | By Gary Janks | Contemporary Films Productions Ltd. | Broadcasters: UR, DW.
30th anniversary of the end of Apartheid in February 2021 (1991).
Director's interview Podcast: https://www.attheflicks.co.uk/098-chasing-mandelas-rainbow/
DE | 2019 | 5x26' | 4K | English (sub.), German (sub. or voice-over), French to be bought to ARTE Sales | By Michael Bernstein & Anja Schürenberg | Bernsteinfilm | Broadcasters: ARTE, BR
Original mobile libraries are run by unusual operators by roller bee, garbage truck, in bags, by bike or ship in order to find their readers, whether they are children in the slums of Bhopal in India, homeless people in Portland, USA or simply those for whom the next book is simply too far away. We get to know the motives of these mobile librarians as they take us into the colorful everyday world of readers in India, Italy, the Caribbean, Columbia and Portland, USA.
DE | 2019 | 4x26' | 4K | English (sub.), German, French to be bought to ARTE sales | By Claudia Kuhland, Susanna Schürmann, Cordula Echterhoff | DreamTeam Medienproduktion | Broadcasters: ARTE, MDR
By presenting the relationship of current artists with the art of the communist era in Germany, Russia, Lithuania and Bulgaria (one episode per country) this series questions the ambivalence regarding this past which is often taboo, but omnipresent. Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the former Eastern Bloc countries have undergone a profound transformation, driven by the need to cut off from a painful past.
FR | 2019 | 52’ | HD | French, German, English (sub.) | By Marion Verlé & Jeanne Nouchi | Wendigo Films & Ambiances asbl | Broadcasters: Mirabelle TV, Vosges TV, Public Sénat
FR | 2018 | 52’ | HD | French (sub.), English (sub.), Portuguese (sub.) | By Filipe Galvon | La Clairière Ouest | Broadcasters: Public Sénat, Vosges TV
The Brazilian President, J. Bolsonaro is often in the centre of public attention for his controversial statements and policies. How does the understanding of the contemporary political history of Brazil, from Lula's social revolution (since 2002) to President Dilma Rousseff dismissal, helps grasping the true state of Brazilian democracy? This film recalls the recent political events, resituating them in the broader context of the political history of Brazil.
FR | 2018 | 81'/52' | HD 5.1 | French, English (sub.) | By Gilles Vernet | La Clairière Production | Broadcaster: Public Sénat
Why does everything go faster? A former trader who became a teacher questions the acceleration of time in our society with his 10 year-old pupils and the help of experts (such as Nicolas Hulot). Is it only because of the pursuit of productivity and economic growth? Allowing time for questioning and children's input makes this documentary a true inspiring "feel good" film.
SY/DE/FR | 2017 | 52’ | HD | German, English (sub.), French (to be bought to ARTE) | By Roshak Ahmad | DOKfilm | Partner: Bidayyat for Audiovisual Arts | Broadcasters: ARTE, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, Das Erste
Every day, the war in the streets of Damascus, Syria's capital, is raging between the rebels and Assad’s soldiers. The government is preparing their last assaults to crush the rebels. Dive right into the reality of daily street battles with this unique film, and see how each side is carefully planning their next move.
CH | 2017 | 52' | HD | English (sub.), German (sub.) | By Kurt Reinhard, Christoph Schreiber | Soap Factory GmbH | Broadcaster: SRF, RTR
By the end of the century half of the 6,500 languages spoken today will have vanished; and with every language dies a unique way of perceiving the world. CIAO BABYLON calls attention to this dramatic development. Dan Kaufman, a linguist living in New York is committed to preserve endangered languages, while Giancarlo Malchiodi goes from Brooklyn to Grisons, Switzerland to rediscover his mother tongue -Romanish- a language that may die out within a few decades.
AU | 2016 | 54’ | 4K | English (sub.) | By Wes Greene | Nalu Productions | Broadcaster: TVP
25 years anniversary of the end of the Bosnian civil war & of the Bosnian Independence on 14/12/2020.
25 years after fleeing the civil war in Bosnia (1992-1995), Damir Mitric returns to uncover this trauma. He meets with family, friends, and those working to rebuild a nation borne of ethnic and religious divisions. From Sarajevo, his childhood home where Serbians established a siege to a former concentration camp and to mass graves unveiling the ethnic cleansing of Bosnians by Serbians, Mitric confronts the incomprehensible: How could your neighbours turn into killers? How can you rebuild lives and communities devastated by violence?
FR | 2016 | 75'/52' | 4K | English (sub.), Italian (sub.), French | By Gianluca Loffredo & Andréa Postiglione | Grenouilles Productions | Broadcasters: France 3, TVP
25 years anniversary of the end of the Bosnian civil war & of the Bosnian Independence on 14/12/2020.
The three leaders of the cult Yugoslavian rock band No Smoking were connected by friendship and music. When ethnic conflicts emerged between Serbians, Croatians and Bosnians, ripping apart an entire country, they split up and founded their own bands, two of them keeping the name of No Smoking. Kusturica will join the Serbian one, contributing to make it internationally famous. Their story reflects the one of Yugoslavia. Will they meet up after 25 years?
FR | 2015 | 52' | HD | English (sub.), French (sub.), Croatian | By Grégoire Osoha & Timothée Demeillers | Quilombo Films | Broadcaster: TV Tours Val de Loire, France 3, TVP.
25 years anniversary of the end of the civil war on 12/11/2020.
25 years after the civil war in Ex-Yougoslavia, the Serbian and Croatian communities living in Vukovar, a city in Croatia deeply affected by fighting, still don't reconciliate with each other. Segregation in everyday life is still very much alive: children don't play in the same sand box & go to separate classrooms while men don't drink in the same bar and intra-ethnic love is not tolerated by families. Even though, Croatia belongs to the EU, the country remains a powder keg.
BE/FR | 2016 | 57' | HD | French, English (sub. ) | By Daphné Baiwir | Sebastien Cruz
CI | 2015 | 2x52' | HD | French & English | By Saïd Mbombo Penda | Sentinelles Productions | Broadcaster: Al Jazeera
Laurent Gbagbo’s trial in International Criminal Court for crime against humanity opened in January 2016. He was acquitted in 2019, and again in appeal in 2021. President of Ivory Coast from 2000 to 2011, he was sued for having stirred up hatred between his supporters & opponents, leading to the deaths of thousands of civilians & two European journalists. Was he an anti-colonialist liberator or a dictator?
FR | 2015 | 50’ | HD | French (sub.), English (sub.) | By Léandre-Alain Baker | Mikaté Productions | Broadcaster: CINAPS TV
Yolande Mukagasana, wife of a high-ranking Tutsi official, lost her husband and children during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. She makes us relive the first morning of horror and the atrocities that follow. This courageous woman can't stop there: after 1 6 years spent in Belgium in exile, she comes back to her country and makes the people talk about their traumas to rebuild a society still deeply affected by the genocide.
ES | 2015 | 52' / 67’ | HD | Spanish (sub.), English (sub.), Italian (sub.), French (sub.), German (sub.) | By Pablo Tosco, Jorge Fernandez, Pablo Iraburu | Arena Comunicacion Audiovisual
FR | 2015 | 52' | HD | French, English (sub.) | By Fernando Favier | La Clairière Production | Broadcaster: France 3 Corse ViaStella
What's up with the artistic freedom and through it, the freedom of expression in Marroco? Michel Gondry, the renowned film director, created a "Home Movie Factory", in March 2014, in a former slaughterhouse, which became a place for artistic expressions, in Casablanca, after launching the same initiative in Johannesburg, Moscow, New York, Paris, Rotterdam, Sao Paulo and Tokyo, just to name a few. A group of amateurs can shoot a movie for free in about 20 sets within 3 hours in order to experience the pure fun of creativity...and freedom.
FR | 2015 | 62’ | HD | French | By Colette Ouanounou
Eleven pupils, who dropped out of high school (in Vitry-sur-Seine, Parisian region) and four retired people get involved in the writing and the acting of a theater
play related to immigration and origins. This re-socialising project is animated by two professionals. Will this alternative educational project succeed to reintegrate in the society both groups,
living their own way
FR | 2014 | 52' / 90' | HD | French, English (voice-over, sub.) | By Bob Coen, Eric Nadler & Nicolas Koutsikas | Georama TV, ARTE, NHK | Broadcasters: ARTE France | SF, RTS, LRT, LTV, CyBC, SNRT, CESKA, TV3, RT6P, TLT, RTBF, NRK, Estonian TV, La1, TG4, RTVSLO, ERT, SVT, DW.
More than one million tons of chemical weapons are lying under water, near our coasts. From 1917 to 1970, armies have systematically dumped their mortal poisons into the oceans, all over the world. Little by little, the active substances are being released. Why politicians and military staffs took this decision? What are the consequences on maritime life and on our health? This investigation explores the issue in all its dimensions & search for solutions.