>>NEW<< THE WORDS OF THE END OF THE ISLAND

FR | 2016 | 65' | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Coproducer: Compagnie Ariart Théatre | Broadcaster: France Ô

© Nayl-Ah & Ariart

In this play, interpreted by the company Ariart from Mayotte, a poet returns to the lands of his childhood. He tries to find his marks, but everything sends him back to his strangeness, as if he had changed, as if he was not anymore from there. The figure of the mother helps him picking up the pieces of a memory in fragments.This play raises the questions of identity, memory and love at a moment when living together is questionned in Mayotte.

 

Adaptation and Staging: El-Madjid Saindou

 

>>NEW<< SOLITUDE

FR | 2016 | 70' | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Coproducer: La Compagnie de la Grande Horloge | Broadcaster: France Ô

This theater play unveils the destiny of Solitude, a woman who embodies the symbol of the struggle against slavery in Guadeloupe. From the novel "Solitude" written by André Schwarz-Bart, this performance is a diptych highlighting her and her mother who fought against Napoleon when he reestablished slavery in French colonies in 1802 after 8 years of freedom. Today, many feminists ask for Solitude's burial at Panthéon in Paris so that she could officially be recognised as a hero. 

 

Staging: Fani Carenco
Film direction: Greg Germain 
Asphodèles Theater in Lyon (France)

 

>>NEW<< Life without make-up

FR | 2016 | 90' | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Coproducer: Compagnie de Part du Pauvre, Nana Triban | Broadcaster: France Ô

© Lionel Elian

This theater play depicts Maryse Condé's life: inspirated by the poets of negritude, she decided to move  from Guadeloupe to Africa. This show uses video footages of African countries gaining their independance and music to better highlight her tough quest of freedom.

 

HUMAN BROTHERS

FR | 2015 | 90' | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Coproducer: Théâtre des Halles–Cie Alain Timár | Broadcaster: France Ô

Three actors from three different countries translate Albert Cohen's novel Oh Humans, My Brothersinto a theater play. The writer tells one of his childhood memory, the one of his encounter with hate, when a merchant called him a "yid" in the middle of a crowded street. Though three narrator's voices, the story becomes universal.

 

LITTLE STONES

FR | 2015 | 65' | HD | French | By François Dubreuil | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: Guyane 1ère

In a village in Togo, a young woman is sentenced to death
because she falls in love with a man " from the mainland". Her
sister and lover help her to escape the sentence by deploying different stategies. Gustave Akakppo makes a touching, tragic but funny play out of the subordination of women's bodies to men.

Théâtre des Halles

Cie Alain Timár

THE RUMBLING GLACIERS

FR | 2015 | 105' | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Broadcaster:

France Ô

A journalist is looking for information in order to write an article about the Climate Change Conference in Paris. Through what becomes a real quest, David Lescot depicts our relationship to climate change by creating a raging atmosphere with actors,
dancers and circus artists.

Compagnie du Kairos

TRAVERSE

FR | 2011 | 54' | HD | By Roberto Maria Grassi | French | Axe Sud, Compagnie Arcosm | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

Thomas Guerry, choreographer and director and Camille Rocailleux, composer and director sign a brilliant hilarius non spoken danced play. A man is busy with his daily actions in the privacy of his cramped inside. Small unexpected events gradually gripper his mechanical repetitive existence. They take a disproportionate importance precipitating situations becoming more and more excentric.

AFROPEANS

FR | 2014 | 105' | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Broadcaster:

France Ô

© Laurent Marro

Through the story of four Afro-European friends living in a hype way in Paris, you will discover their everyday-life problems and have a better understanding of the deeper thoughts and identity issues of black women in Europe. Léonora Miano, awarded by the prestigious "Prix Goncourt des lycéens” in 2006 signs here a beautiful play mixing humor, drama and dance, even involving food flavors.

AVE CESAIRE

FR | 2013 | 60' | HD | French | By François Caudal | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Ô

© Damien Richard

This theatrical adaptation of the texts “Afriques Diaspora Négritude” by Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe (Captain Alexandre) flirts between slam, poetry, theater and music. It is a manifesto against the oversight of the black condition, which invites to a reflection on the black legacy. It is also a tribute to Aimé Césaire whose incandescent word, symbolizes the breath of the standing man.
Théâtre de la Chapelle du Verbe Incarné - Avignon

LITTLE STAIN

FR | 2013 | 80' | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Broadcaster:

France Ô

In a family house, a party is about to be thrown as a stranger rings the door’s bell and says he wants to set fire to the house. As the daughter invites him to come in, it’s the beginning of a play between tragedy and comedy, full of humor, violence and poetry.

THE DAMNED OF THE EARTH

FR | 2013 | 100' | HD | French | By Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Broadcaster:

France Ô

© Laurence Leblanc

Through this musical and poetic performance, you have a chance to discover a small part of the work of the famous but too often forgotten activist Frantz Fanon. Even though he was French, he took part in the Algerian liberation movement (FLN) during the Algerian war against France taking position for the independence of the country at a very early stage and died as an Algerian. His books exploring especially the psychiatric consequences of colonization are still very accurate.
Le Tarmac - Paris

SHE IS BURNING

FR | 2013 | 135' | HD | French | By François Caudal | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: Culturebox

© Jean-Louis Fernandez

Emma is like Flaubert’s Emma Bovary. Behind her need for
money and the debt in which she is diving, her desire to be part of the world is hiding. The man does not see the troubles she is going through: his love for her makes him completely blind. You will be moved by this very accurate play full of passion.
Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne

THE LITTLE PRINCE

FR | 2013 | 66' | HD | French | By François Dubreuil | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Ô

This play is an adaptation of The Little Prince, by Antoine de
Saint-Exupéry, the most read, the most translated book in the
French language (translated into more than 250 languages) and one of the best-selling books ever published. The narrator, an airplane pilot, crashes in the Sahara desert. A blond boy asks him to draw a sheep. They become friends. Initiatory and humanist tale, it questions our civilization, reaffirming the necessity of solidarity and poetry. It is a unique theater play, with video, music and a sand artist plunging us into a sensitive world, where the time to draw a picture is as important as the drawing itself.

Théâtre Girasole - Avignon

ALICE IN CHINESE WONDERLAND

FR | 2013 | 96' | HD | French | By Jean-Christophe Pontiès | Axe Sud
Broadcaster: France Ô

Transposition of the famous novel by Lewis Carroll, this
performance mixing circus and dance will take you into Alice’s
journey in Wonderland. The Chinese performers offer new
perspectives on this story, in which you can also bring elements from your own imagination, through the interpretation of the images.
Opéra Grand Avignon

CINDERELLA

FR | 2012 | 89' | HD | French | By Florent Trochel | Axe Sud, Théâtre National de
Bruxelles | Broadcaster: ARTE

(c) Cici Olsson

After Pinocchio and Little Red Riding Hood, French renowned
director Joël Pommerat appropriates, transforms and sublimes the famous tale of Cinderella. Here she breaks all stereotypes about fairies, princesses or witches. Before dying, her mother tries to talk to her, but she does not hear her words properly. The daughter invents a "promise" that her mother would have
asked her to follow. This misunderstanding leads the young girl to great suffering. Her meeting with a prince, an orphan too, will make it possible to understand her mistake.

SNOW WHITE

FR | 2011 | 48' | HD | French | By Florent Trochel | Axe Sud, La Nouvelle Compagnie | Broadcaster: ARTE 

The director Nicolas Liautard revisits the tale of Snow White
through a dreamlike and visual spectacle. He delivers a
contemporary magical adaptation combining four actors, puppets and live animals. This performance of great beauty got nominated at Molières 2010 in the category young audience.

La scène Watteau

A CERTAIN MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

FR | 2010 | 105' | HD | French | By Greg Germain & Richard Demarcy | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

In an enchanted clearing, the thwarted loves of the youth and
those murderous of the kings and queens are the masters of the action. Misunderstandings give rhythm to this imaginative and burlesque show where dance and theatre mingle with music and singing. Richard Demarcy directs with brio the Naïf Théâtre’s actors on stage, originally from France, Senegal, Taiwan, Cameroon, Portugal, Angola and Quebec, to better suggest the story of interlaced worlds.

HAMLET

FR | 2010 | 162' | HD | French | By David Bobée & Greg Germain | Axe Sud | Broadcaster: France Télévisions

David Bobée stages a Shakespeare’s classic again introducing dance, theatre, circus, music and video in Hamlet. He approaches this mythical play by plunging us into a very cinematic universe: a bright and cold morgue, covered with black tiles, which will be waterlogged. This Hamlet is firmly contemporary, physical and intense. Shot at the Maison des Arts in Créteil.

« CHOCOLAT », NEGRO CLOWN

FR | 2012 | 78' | HD | French | By Grégoire Saint Pierre | Walter films, Maison de la Culture d'Amiens | Broadcasters: TV5 MONDE, Arte Live Web, Arte France

This lively & interactive oneiric theater play retraces the moving adventures of the first black clown in history in the mythical Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris. The original text, by Gérard Noiriel, is directed by Marcel Bozonnet.
The story of "Chocolat", the first black clown in history, has been adapted in a movie starring Omar Sy, main part of successful film "The Intouchables".
A documentary accompaning the performance is also available.