>> NEW << LAMALERA

DK | 2019 | 54' | HD | 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. 

>> NEW << Mozambique, the out of time island

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.

>> NEW << HiNE TAI'A, chronicles of a fishermen family

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.

>> NEW << The Afghan Riders

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?

>> NEW << TE VAANUI, ismael's odYssey

FR | 2018 | 52' | HD | French (sub.), English (sub.) | By Jean-Charles Granjon | Bluearth production | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

 

Following the loss of cultures through globalization, Ismael Patu Huukena undertakes a symbolic swim to revive the cultural heritage in the Marquesas Islands, connecting five of them. Exploring their nature, wildlife and traditions, his meditative journey conveys the harmony between us, humans,  the ocean and its animals, at the core of their culture.

>> NEW << THE LAST ice hunters

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.

brandon's marake

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.

THE SHEPHERDESS OF THE GLACIERS

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.

THE LAST JOURNEY OF DASHDELEG

FR | 2014 | 52' / 66' | HD | English, French (sub.) | By Philippe Mac Gaw | Pronto Prod | Broadcasters: Voyage, Ushuaia

 

Dashdeleg is about to leave his traditional Mongol's life of nomad to go with his family live in the city of Ulaanbaatar where his grandson lives. This transhumance through the beautiful landscapes of Mongolia is a story of the nomadic culture that is disappearing.  

LANTANDA

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.

THE MAN WHO WANTED TO MOVE THE MOUNTAIN

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? 

Ô ROOTS!

FR | 2011 | 55' | HD | French (sub.), English (sub.) | By Cécile Couraud | Wendigo Films | Broadaster: Vosges TV Images plus

 

The El Mansour Eddhabi dam, built in 1972 by the Moroccan government, threatens the lifestyle of nomadic pastoralists. Water monitoring is problematic: should this resource be streamlined for the sake of the city development or should nature take care of everything?