CA | Completion 2021 | 52’ + feature length | English | 4K | By Duncan McDowall | Before The Wire Inc. & Peppered Films
The young generation of the Blackfoot First Nation community in Canada empowers itself and fights opioids addiction by preserving ancient indigenous traditions. Through a 400 years ancient ride practice, drugs addict teenagers reconnect to their deep-rooted identity, regain self-esteem and actively promote First Black Foot’s traditions. We follow Ty, who built up his own relay racing team and train the young Mary to become a lady warrior champion. Together, will they find their way on the challenging road to recovery and identity quest?
CA | 2020 | 52' / 94' | 94' French (sub.), 52' & 94' English (sub.) | By Helgi Piccinin | Les Films du 3 Mars & Les Vues de L'Esprit Inc. | Broadcasters: CBC, TV5 Canada
Stéphane, autistic, and Audrey, dyslexic qualified for the Special Olympics World Games, as middle-distance runners, to demonstrate to the world that they deserve recognition as anyone else. Determined to become world champions, we follow them from the preparation in Canada to the finals in Dubai. Do their chances rely on their physical or mental condition?
DE | 2020 | 50' / 43' for the German version | German, English (sub.) | 4K | By Ute de Groot & Susan Gluth | Leonardo Film | Broadcaster: ARTE
Moroccan women challenge the patriarchal society by taking part in an ancestral horse ritual formerly trusted by men, the FANTASIA. The young woman Afrae Ben Bih is training her team of female riders for the event. Despite the support of women and men of their community, will they achieve to be recognized in the manly world of the FANTASIA competition?
FR | 2020 | 52' | HD | French, English (sub.) | By Matteo Meglioli | Chickens Chicots | Broadcaster: France Télévisions
Through the extreme sport of parachuting, three women want to prove to themselves that they can overcome their limits and free themselves from prejudices towards women still existing in our society. Free fall world champion, Lieutenant of 1st Regiment who just joined the army and Muslim mother of an immigrant family, they are all determined to jump. But what happens when you’re alone facing your fears?
FR | 2016 | 52' | HD | French (sub. and narration voice), English (sub.) | By Michael Brusseau | VLB Production | Broadcasters: Deutsche Welle
In North Morocco, two surf associations are trying to keep children and teenagers from deprived families away from the street and its harmful temptations. Abdellah El Ghazal, former surfing champion, as well as Youssef and Samia, offer them a safer framework to grow up promoting the values of education, environment and solidarity.
FR | 2014 | 52' | HD | French, English (sub.) | By Marion Poizeau | Broadcasters: Globosat, Deutsche Welle
Three women - an Irish surfer, an Iranian snowboarder & an Iranian diver- decide to introduce surf in Iran. In the Southeastern region, known for its waves, their belief in the values of sport allows them to connect with others and gain a new visibility in the society despite their veil. Surf could also bring economic development to the region. This film has been edited by the famous Iranian filmmaker B. Kiarostami, son of A. Kiarostami.
FR | 2014 | 65'/52' | HD | French (sub on Wolof.), English (sub.) | By Hélène Harder | Wendigo Films | Broadcasters: Arte, PBS
A group of Senegalese women fight for their passion: playing football, in a Muslim society in which people prefer women to play a more traditional role. “Ladies’ Turn”, an NGO, organizing a female soccer tournament, manages to get the chance to play the final in Dakar’s newest stadium. There, they win a new visibility that is a reflection of the role that women are forging in the Senegalese society.
FR | 2015 | 52' | HD | French | By Caroline Puig Granetier | Les Films de la Découverte | Broadcasters: TV Grenoble, TV8 Mont Blanc
Three internationally renowned French sport champions make us go behind the scenes of golf. Despite their apparent tranquillity and solitude on the course, they resolutely master this intellectually and physically highly-demanding discipline, with a strong team and competitive spirit. Raphaël Jacquelin is the best French international player. Jean Garraialde was the best player in France before retirement. Bruno Saby, former rally driver, brings a complementary input on this thrilling "game".
FR | 2009 | 46’ | French & English (voice over and sub.) | By Nicolas Barthez | Broadcaster: Canal + Poland
What is the secret of Ethiopians, the world’s best long distance runners? Does the explanation lies in their morphology? The organic food they eat? Following Fassika, Henok, Tariku and the coach of Ethiopia’s best runners, we observe their special trainings and enter the deeper reasons of their motivation. With powerful images, this film pays a tribute to exceptional athletes and draws a social portrait of Ethiopia.