DE | 2020 | 50' / 43' for the German version | German, English (sub.) | 4K | By Ute de Groot & Susan Gluth | Leonardo Film | Broadcaster: ARTE
More than 500 riders compete every year, at the war ritual of Fantasia in Mediouna, near Casablanca, that have been celebrated for more than 2 000 years, in an "Arabian Nights" atmosphere. While men have been the exclusive guardians of this tradition, women are now claiming their right to perform it as well. The young horsewoman Afrae Ben Bih is training her team of female riders in preparation for the event. Between an irrepressible desire to challenge established norms and the weight of family traditions, the struggle of a whole generation of women fighting for equality is being told.
DK | 2019 | 54' | English (sub.), Danish (sub.) | By Karsten Tadie | Beofilm & Tonemestrene | Broadcaster: DR2
This small Indonesian island keeps one of the last indigenous whaling-cultures vivid. This dreamlike documentary brings us in the daily life of its inhabitants, perpetuating genuine hunting techniques, far from new technologies. Guided by ancient beliefs, the Lamalerian still sanctify nature and animals.
FR | 2018 | 52' | HD | French, English (sub.) | By Thomas Delorme | Dude Presse & Octopus Foundation | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Off the coast of southern Africa and the Indian Ocean, the island of Mozambique, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was for three centuries the capital of the country whose name it bears. As essential crossroad of the Indian route, it has been shaped by trade exchanges and Arab, Persian, European as well as Indian influences. Embark on a journey to discover the many facets of this bewitching island, between heritage preservation, archaeological excavations and the valorisation of local traditional cultures.
FR | 2018 | 52' | HD | French (sub.), English (sub.) | By Thomas Delorme & Virginie Tetoofa | Dude Presse | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Nestled under the coconut trees of Tahiti, the village of Tautira is home to a unique fishing family. The young Tetuara is one of the few women on the island who fishes big-game. Making her father proud and earning the respect of the entire community, she is the pillar of a family which depends on the product of her fishing. With her young sister, they perpetuate the practice of a tough traditional profession, respectful of nature, incorporating certain evolutions of the modern world.
FR | 2019 | 52' | HD | French (sub.), English (sub.) | By Louis Meunier | Zycopolis Productions | Broadcaster: Voyage
In the north of Afghanistan, riders fight for their honour in the traditional horse sport of Buzkashi. Guided by Joseph Kessel's book "The Horsemen", Louis Meunier, the main protagonist, follows the hoof marks left by the legendary riders traversing mountain chains in astonishing landscapes pushed by his desire to take part in their dangerous games. Will he manage to experience the thrill of the fight?
FR/SI | 2018 | 72' / 52' | 4K | English (sub.) & Slovenian (sub.), French (at ARTE sales) | By Jure Breceljnik & Rožle Bregar | Film IT, RTV SLO, Studio Ritem, Vizualist | Broadcasters: RTV SLO, ARTE
Merely 4 500 people inhabit East Greenland’s 20.000 km long coast. It's one of the least populated place on our planet. Only over the last five generations, the ”modern” way of life penetrated East Greenland: the local population faced dramatic changes, from living in total isolation -the way people lived in the Stone Age- to integration in our globalized world. Still, there are hunters and their families perpetuating their customs and traditions in a beautiful way.
FR | 2017 | 52' | HD | French, English (sub.) | By Dave Bénéteau de Laprairie & Laetitia Kugler | Dynamo production | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Brandon is a Native American teenager from Camopi, a French Guiana commune in the remote equatorial forest. Schooled in Cayenne (main city of Guyana), he must return to his village in a dugout canoe to perform the rite of Maraké, marking the passage to adulthood, which he failed three years ago. Will he succeed in becoming a man, preserve the honor of his family but also his ancestral culture? With the sounds of Tules and songs in Wayampi, Brandon will live a key moment, founder of his identity.
FR | 2015 | 43' / 74' | HD | English (sub.), French (sub.) | By Stanzin Dorjai Gya & Christiane Mordelet | Les Films de la Découverte | Broadcasters: ZDF, Arte
Far away from any civilization, on the dry Himalayan plateaus (up to 18,300 feet altitude), Tsering the shepherd devotes her whole life to her 300 hundred sheep and Pashmînâ goats, that she cherishes like a mother. She grazes them under the threat of wild animals. The new generations refusing this hard lonely work, it makes those images even more rare and moving. A life far from the western world luxury industries to which the cashmere wool is destined.
FR | 2014 | 52' / 66' | HD | English, French (sub.) | By Philippe Mac Gaw | Pronto Prod | Broadcasters: Voyage, Ushuaia
ES | 2014 | 52'/67' | HD | English, Portuguese, Spanish (sub.) | By Gorka Gamarra | Icarukuri S.L
Creole is the only common local language in Guinea Bissau, former Portuguese colony, but is still not the official language since the country's independence in 1973. It is still Portuguese. Creole was used to rebel against the settlers. It has become the language in which artists from different generations express their feelings & the social reality of the country. In this documentary, we discover how they promote this language as a cement of the national identity, through their songs.
FR | 2013 | 53' | HD | French | By Philippe Delassus | Skopia Films | Broadcaster: France 5
In a mine in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, everybody from children to old people, works to extract, carry and crumb granite outside of any company’s organisation in the framework of rules established by the workers’ community. In the middle of this anthill, a man decides to move a huge quantity of earth to launch his own stones’ exploitation. Will he succeed?
FR | 2011 | 55' | HD | French (sub.), English (sub.) | By Cécile Couraud | Wendigo Films | Broadaster: Vosges TV Images plus