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 France, ARTE Germany, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, Das Erste
The Syrian female journalist, Roshak Ahmad, shows 12 days and 12 nights of 2013 in besieged Damascus, Syria, whereas the civil war has raged since 2011. On Abu Omar's rebel fighters' side, she shoots day after day the fights against Assad's soldiers. The fighters for freedom have barricaded themselves in a house. Assad’s snipers have taken up position 150 meters accross the road. There are no civilians left, only the skeletal remains of houses. We witness a house-to-house battle. This exceptionnal documentary diary immerses us in a unique way in this war.
AU | 2016 | 54’ | 4K | English (sub.) | By Wes Greene | Nalu Productions
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 | 52' | 4K | English (sub.), Italian (sub.), French | By Gianluca Loffredo & Andréa Postiglione | Grenouilles Productions | Broadcaster: France 3
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 20 years?
FR | 2015 | 52' | HD | English (sub.), French (sub.), Croatian | By Grégoire Osoha & Timothée Demeillers | Quilombo Films | Broadcaster: TV Tours Val de Loire
25 years after the beginning of the civil war in Ex-Yougoslavia, the Serbian and Croatian communities living in Vukovar, a city in Croatia deeply affected by fightings, still don't reconciliate with each other. Segregation in every day 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. Eventhoug, Croatia belongs to the EU, the country remains a powder keg.
FR | 2015 | 50’ | HD | French (sub.), English (sub.) | By Léandre-Alain Baker | Les Films du Paquebot | Broadcaster: CINAPS TV
Yolande Mukagasana, wife of a high-ranking Tutsi official, lost her husband and children during the Rwandan genocide in 1984. 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.
CI | 2015 | 2x52' | HD | French & English | By Saïd Mbombo Penda | Sentinelles Productions
Laurent Gbagbo’s trial in International Criminal Court for crime against humanity opens in July 2015 and could last up to three years. President of Ivory Coast from 2000 to 2011, was he an anti-colonialist liberator or a dictator? He’s sued for having stirred up hatred between his supporters & opponents, leading to the deaths of thousands of civilians & two European journalists.
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 | 52’ | HD | Turkish, French, English | By Jo Beranger & Christian Pfohl | Lardux Films
In May 2013, the Prime Minister's illegal project of building a shopping center on the famous Taksim square in Istanbul symbolising democracy triggers off an uprising from Turkish people. This documentary makes us live it from inside. Will they succeed to save Taksim square from authoritarianism and so democracy?
FR/RU | Completion end of 2017 | 52’ | HD | Russian, French (sub.), English (sub.) By Edvokia Moskvina | Co-production: Czeska Televize & Pronto Prod
FR/RU | Completion end of 2017 | 52’ | HD | Russian, French, English (sub.) | By Rozalie Kohoutova & Edvokia Moskvina | Pronto Prod
What does it mean to be a political activist in Putin’s 2014 Russia ? This doc tells the intertwined stories of three young women, who are political activists close to the LGBT community, fighting for the recognition of the rights of homosexuals and transsexuals, and by extension for the freedom of expression in Russia.
FR | 2015 | 90' / 52’ | HD | French & English | By Philippe Mac Gaw | Pronto Prod
FR | 2012 | 123' | HD | French (sub.), English (sub.) | By Camille Clavel | Mélisande Films | Broadcasters: HRT, Terra Terra
This documentary is a journey through the roots of the conflict between Israeli and Palestinians. The director questions Israeli’s and Palestinians’ capacity to live peacefully together in one or two States, through many interviews with Jewish or Arab intellectuals (Shlomo Sand, Aharin Appelfeld, Gadi Algazi, Sahar Vardi, Meir Margalit) & several stakeholders. He testimonies of inspiring initiatives showing that harmony between both communities is possible.