DE | 2020 | 50' / 43' for the German version | German, English (sub.) | 4K | By Ute de Groot & Susan Gluth | Leonardo Film | Broadcaster: ARTE & ZDF
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' | 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.
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 | 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 | 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. He attempts to join their dangerous games and experience the thrill of the fight.
DE | 2019 | 5x26' | 4K | English (sub.), German (sub. or voice-over), French to be bought to ARTE sales | By Michael Bernstein & Anja Schürenberg | Bernsteinfilm | Broadcasters: ARTE, BR
Original mobile libraries are run by unusual operators by roller bee, garbage truck, in bags, by bike or ship in order to find their readers, whether they are children in the slums of Bhopal in India, homeless people in Portland, USA or simply those for whom the next book is simply too far away. We get to know the motives of these mobile librarians as they take us into the colorful everyday world of readers in India, Italy, the Caribbean, Columbia and Portland, USA.