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Fishing Adventures in Kenya

by ELLÉNA Éric
© French Connection Films
52 mn - 2000
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

Kenya, renowned for its safaris and huge animal reserves, is less well-known for its coastline. The Swahili Coast, rich in marine life, offers endless possibilities for adventure. Our story begins on Pate Island, where the Bajuni people take us on a traditional dhow to fish with a “juya” and dive for “sea cucumbers”. We then move on to NGomeni to meet the mangrove crab fishers and...

Destination Chad

by RENAUD Jean-Thomas
© French Connection Films
52 mn - 2000
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

From North Cameroon to Chad, from the land of the ancient elephants to the dunes of Kanem, this film is a non-stop journey in the form of a logbook, through a little known, almost forbidden land that is a wealth of astonishing countryside and unusual people. The Kapsiki villages hanging off the side of volcanic peaks, our itinerary of contrast and adventure continues towards the wildlife reserves of Waza then...

Mandeha

by SANSON Franck
© French Connection Films
52 mn - 2000
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

On the west coast of Madagascar, wedged between the Mozambique Channel, the mangrove and the forest, is the village of Ambohibe, part of the Vezo territory. Semi-nomadic, animists, living by oral tradition, the Vezo subsist mainly from fishing with outrigger canoes. Ambohibe which sits on a sand dune in the middle of the mangrove, has known times when the French, the Indians and the Dutch would draw alongside...

On the Scene

by LANFRANCHI Philippe
© French Connection Films
52 mn - 1999
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

From busking to the stage, Catherine and Gregory, two charismatic young classical singers, live out their passion in an unconventional way. This soprano and baritone have invented a new form of "performance": beneath a bridge spanning the Seine or in the gardens of the Palais Royal, they practice their art with spontaneity and talent and a tape-recorder for their only support. Initiators of the association...

Dreams

by NINEY François
© Oeil sauvage
52 mn - 1998
Original version : French
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide

Are our dreams, messengers from the gods or our secret desires getting caught in the act? A journey with Mr M for Magritte, the clandestine who passes from dream to reality and a dreamer/narrator roaming through the maze of a phantom underground station searching for the key of their dreams through their own dreams and the cultures of others.

Why Fleming Didn't Invent Penicillin

by BLOCH Bernard & NINEY François
© Oeil sauvage
26 mn - 1997
Original version : French, English
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

In 1945 A. Fleming was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for discovering penicillin. He was hailed as a "benefactor of mankind." Yet he shared the award with two researchers from Oxford, Florey and Chain, who had never worked with him. Even more disturbing, in 1945 Fleming was rewarded for a discovery that dated back to 1928! What happened in the meantime? What was the relationship between Fleming’s...

The Evidence Workers

by BLOCH Bernard & NINEY François
© Oeil sauvage
51 mn - 1997
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

Our documentary seeks to test out what research is on a daily basis and the development of scientific facts in a laboratory (The Salpêtrière Laboratory of Neuropathology). The film shows how lab benches, desks, test subjects, instruments, money, lectures and articles are recruited and linked by researchers to produce certain signifant chains of events which can be measured, repeated and finally...

From Egg to Man

by TAKEDA Jun'ichirô & KISHI Eriko
© ICAM
24 mn - 1976
Original version : Japanese
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide

A simple response to the question: Where did we come from and how did we get here? A journey explaining the story of life from the spermatozoid and the egg to the nervous system, with music by Sei Ikeno. Best seller of ICAM, this film have been used as sex education in many schools.

The Beginning of Life

by TAKEDA Jun'ichirô & WATANABE Masami
© ICAM
26 mn - 1970
Original version : Japanese
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide except Japan

A human cell is dividing. 46 chromosomes are now doubling to 92, each half is moving to the pole, and finally we can see two new bone cells. By this arrangement, the memory of life on earth has been making a long history as it is passed down from one generation to another. This work was the first in the world to record mammalian generating. When this film was screened at the Academy of Infertility of USA, it...

Because we have Hope

by Susanna LIRA
© Modo Operante Prod
71 mn - 0
Original version :
Subtitles : English subtitle
Rights: World Wide

Marli, a woman from Pernambuco live deep dilemmas in personal life and try to rebuild other lives, she begins a to work through the prisons of Recife, in the intention that father recognize their children. Experiencing solitude in his own life, she shows us that affection can be redemptive and that lack of hope is the most intolerable evil for the human being.

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