SOLIDARITY WAVE

FR | 2016 | 52' | HD | French (sub. and narration voice), English (sub. ) | By Michael Brusseau | VLB Production

 

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.

INTO THE SEA

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 economical development to the region. This film has been edited by the famous Iranian filmmaker B. Kiarostami, son of A. Kiarostami.

A WINNER'S JOURNEY

FR | 2015 | 27'40'' | HD | English, French (sub.) | By Risa Cohen

 

Jane Bridge is much more than just the 1st Woman Judo World Champion. This British athlete, imbued with Japanese culture, has a willingness that nothing can stop. Through personal interviews, inventive special effects and archive footage, this humorous portrait reveals a sensitive charismatic woman who continues to carry the art of Judo forward with dedication and love for the sport.

ANGERED UNITED 

SE | 2014 | 2x52' | HD | Swedish, English (sub. ) | By Thomas Reckmann Broadcaster: SVT

 

Angered United is a Swedish women’s football team in Göteborg. It has been extraordinary successful advancing from 5th to 2nd division thanks to the unusual talent and determination of passionate girls of immigrant background. The documentary portrays some characters including scenes with football legends such as Pia Sundhage, head coach of the Swedish women national team and Torbjörn Nilsson, former international football player, also evolving in the Swedish national team.

LADIE'S TURN

FR | 2013 | 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.

THE GOLF: IN QUESt OF ONESELF

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".

King Naki and the thundering hooves

ZA | 2011 | 52’/80’ | HD English (sub.) | By Tim Wege | PLEXUS Film, JAN VRIJMAN Fund, NFVF | Broadcaster: TBC

King Naki is a passionate unconventional horse rider, risking his livelihood to win races. Since he once won a prize with the greatest race horse of his region, in rural South Africa, he keeps on pursuing a dream of victory in spite of failures.

AN ETHIOPIAN DREAM

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.