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A Book Landscape

by BLOCH Bernard
© Oeil sauvage
22 mn - 2011
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

Inspired by the words of the American poet, Emily Dickinson, Anne Walker has captured on paper the lights of autumn with gouache and pastels. A unique book of an inner landscape as, with delicate gestures oblivious to their metamorphoses, the painting unfolds to the resonance of the words.

Toxic Soup

by DELANEY Rory Owen
© French Connection Films
89 mn - 2011
Original version : English
Subtitles :
Rights:

It’s pollution politics as multi-national corporations manipulate the system to delay environmental reform, endangering the health of communities all over the world. Featuring interviews with Bill Clinton and Morgan Spurlock, “Toxic Soup” unveils the story of ordinary people who discover that atmospheric pollution, contaminated drinking water and toxic waste are poisoning...

The Beginning of Symbiosis

by KAWAMURA Tomoko & TAKEDA Jun'ichirô
© ICAM
26 mn - 2011
Original version : Japanese
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide except Japan

This movie was produced for the 30th anniversary of the Japan Bifidus Foundation. It is said that 100 000 billion symbiotic bacteria live in our intestines. We know that our intestines have their own nervous, immune and endocrine system. What is the relationship between man and his symbiotic bacteria?

Living and Breathing

by CRAWFORD George & GINESTEL Guillaume
© French Connection Films
52 mn - 2011
Original version : Française, Anglaise
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

In Living & Breathing, we witness how three women from three different countries, the US, the UK and France, cope with a chronic illness: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (or LAM for short), a rare and fatal disease which usually attacks the lungs of women in their childbearing years and can progressively cause respiratory failure. The difficulties, uncertainties, and isolation derived from living with this...

Sabine Weiss

by LANDRON Franck
© Les Films en Hiver
52 mn - 2011
Original version : French
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide

Sabine Weiss is the last living humanist photographer. As a Freelance, she worked as Robert Doisneau and Ronis Izis for the Rapho agency. She is one of the few Swiss women photographers who has managed to live from her work and art in the 50’s. Today, she is still taking pictures, adjusting to technological evolution. There is no nostalgia in her work. She is a witness of her time, as she...

My Land

by AYOUCH Nabil
© French Connection Films
84 mn - 2011
Original version : Hebrew, Arabic
Subtitles : English, French
Rights: Worldwide

The film director Nabil Ayouch, whose father was a Muslim and whose mother was Jewish, had always had a troubled relationship with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In this film he decides to approach the subject from a different angle, which is above all, that of a human being. After meeting with some old Palestinian refugees who had lived in the camps in Lebanon in 1948 he gathers some deeply moving accounts. He then...

A Day in Dounoukefio

by BÉCACHE Jean-Daniel
© Big Bang Films
52 mn - 2011
Original version : French
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide


TENTURE OF THE APOCALYPSE

by VIEMONT Rodolphe
© Ana Films
53 mn - 2011
Original version : French
Subtitles : French
Rights:

The Tenture of the Apocalypse of Angers is the largest tapestry that has reached us. Commissioned in the 14th century by the Duke of Anjou, it took 8 years to realize it. While recounting the exceptional destiny of this painting, the director wonders about the message it delivers. The Tenture illustrates the visions of Saint John recorded in the book of Revelation, a text that closes the Bible. But the representations of...

The Strange Case of Atom Egoyan

by MAZARS Alain & BINH N.T.
© Movie da
60 mn - 2010
Original version : French, English
Subtitles : French, English, German, Dutch
Rights: Worldwide except France

This documentary is both a portrait of the filmmaker and a testimony of work. In an attempt to unlock the mystery of his creative process we have analysed his filmography from a thematic angle and brought to light the most interesting aspect of his work: the way he writes.

Women In The Wings

by DÉJARDIN Marjory
© Mandarine Films
52 mn - 2010
Original version : French
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide

The contrast of the destinies of two women: Angela Ferrucci, seamstress and Italian immigrant and Benoîte Groult, renowned French novelist from the Parisian bourgeoisie. While Groult forged her own destiny as a liberated free-thinking woman, Ferrucci had no control over hers. The two women talk frankly about their lives and how a changing society has affected their viewpoints and ideas, a...

Amazon Body

by UNGER Anja
© Oeil sauvage
52 mn - 2010
Original version : French
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide

Having developed cancer, Annick had her breast removed in 2000. She chose to remain “asymmetrical” but is still hurt by the way other people look at her body. In order to break the taboo and the silence about the effects of cancer, she and other women have been preparing an art exhibition around the idea of the “amazon body”. Observing the American fine art photographer Art...

The Fulani Shepherds: A Cry for Help in Africa

by OTT Clara & ELLÉNA Éric
© French Connection Films, France Télévisions
49 mn - 2010
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

The demographic boom in Africa has brought a growing need for food, especially meat. At the same time, traditional breeders, who provide the bulk of the red meat consumed by cities in Central and Western Africa, face a difficult situation. The Fulani shepherds, an ethnic group native to Nubia, have been affected. From Mauritania to Sudan, these nomads, with their remarkable know-how and livestock farming...

Freewheeling In Africa

by BASSOUS Felix
© French Connection Films
52 mn - 2010
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

In 2001, Lionel Groult from Normandy, professional rider, embarks on a very unusual humanitarian sporting adventure: cycling 7200 km from Rouen to the heart of West Africa taking with him fifteen people ranging from 22 to 75, from very different social backgrounds, who would never have imagined they would take part in such an emotional, tough and beautiful adventure. Crossing through Morocco, Mauritania,...

The Heirs of Silence

by BAHIJ Saïd & AKIYAHOU Rachid
© French Connection Films
55 mn - 2010
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

As much a semiotic poem as an authentic document, the film recounts the history of mankind via the destiny of a town, its walls, its words (of pain) and its signs. Said Bahij, who has lived on a council estate since he was a child, is trying to decipher the "forest of symbols" of Val Fourre. "Gutter sociologist" as he defined himself, the director rests his multifaceted artist's eye on one of the...

My City is a Daydream

by BERTOUA Dominique
© Oeil sauvage
52 mn - 2010
Original version : French
Subtitles :
Rights: Worldwide

Ivry sur Seine. In this southern Parisian suburb. Embracing communism in 1925, Ivry’s identity was built around a huge population of workers, but it is also a place of reconciliation between Christians and Communists. In 1933, a young Catholic activist, Madeleine Delbrêl, decided to settle in this "mission post". 10 years before the “worker-priests” came into existence, she...

Round and About

by GOETSCHEL Pierre
© Oeil sauvage
58 mn - 2010
Original version : French
Subtitles : English
Rights: Worldwide

This documentary is a journey through urban and rural France. A poetic road movie offering a humorous vision of the absurdity of our world. A precious and unique film.

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