- Nicolas Beau -52 min
On January 17th 2011, the Tunisian president Ben Ali was overthrown by a popular uprising. Arab Spring was just starting. Great hope was spreading throughout Tunisia, the only country that would know a true democratic transition in four years. But the Tunisian reality, weighed down by the crisis and insecurity, is less shiny. From Zarzis... Read more »
- Thomas Sipp & Mariannick Bellot -12 x 2'30 min
Every day, out in the street, at the office or in our homes, we are confronted with thousands of letters in different typefaces. Their number has grown significantly with many screens that surround us everywhere we go. We read them, we write them, we send them. Times, Futura, Helvetica, Mistral, Bodoni, Garamond and so on;... Read more »
- Julian Starke -52 min
Respect the DJ gives life back to the French Touch’s greatest moments, from the 90s until now. It is the story of artists who created a music style which has achieved tremendous success around the world: Laurent Garnier, Bob Sinclar, Dimitri from Paris, Cassius, Modjo, Justice, David Guetta and of course Daft Punk. The French... Read more »
- Olivier Toscer -52'
This documentary shows how Silvio Berlusconi has succumbed to a mad desire, to lease an entire country to serve his own interests. At the heart of the comedy of power and through the back alleys of money laundering, we discover how the media mogul-turned-head of government has never been reluctant to use the Mafia’s money and... Read more »
- Audrey Valtille -52'
In 1975, ASALA (the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia) was created to force the Turkish government to acknowledge the Armenian genocide and to restore ancestral lands. ASALA committed 80 attacks worldwide, targeting mostly Turkish diplomats but sometimes blindly striking and killing innocent people. Active until 1985, this movement put Armenia back at... Read more »
- Brigitte Chevet -52'
As an assistant at the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris during WWII, Rose Valland risked her life documenting the Nazis plunder of art. She then collaborated with the Monuments Men and toured Germany to find the missing art pieces. Nominated Captain Fine Arts of the French Army, she never stopped trying to “save a... Read more »
- Camille Hamet & Séréna Robin -56'
Whereas France recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of abortion legalization, the woman’s right to choose is still not guaranteed everywhere in Europe. In Ireland, abortion is punishable by a fourteen-year jail sentence. Every year, it is estimated that thousands of women travel to the UK to access this medical procedure. In conversation, people often say they “take the... Read more »
- Olivier Toscer -52'
For nearly two years, an extraordinary effective terrorist propaganda has been flooding the Internet. Through an unfailing control over social networks and the mass production of ultra-violent footage enhanced by special effects and edited like rap music videos, the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) terrorists have been hammering their hateful message. How did... Read more »
- Ariel Wizman & Laurent Lunetta -52'
Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Lebron James… Nowadays, the most fashionable heroes of pop culture are black men. Their love of style is not only a status symbol or a vapid superficial trend, it is rooted in a deep American cultural history, as flamboyant as it is political, that of Black Dandyism. This movement recalls more... Read more »
- Ngardy Conteh George, Allan Tong -52' & 65'
Team captain Bornor Kargbo and midfielder Census Jalloh are amputees who play organized soccer in Sierra Leone to cope with the horrors of war they suffered a decade ago. As they dream of playing internationally, they wrestle with nightmares that haunt their daily lives and threaten the very families they are trying to feed. Can... Read more »
- Isabelle Brunnarius -52'
Gustave Courbet is one of the most important French painters of the XIXth century. This enfant terrible is full of contradictions and can be as endearing as annoying. Filmed in Paris, his Ornans native city and Switzerland – where he spent his last days in exile, this piece aims to better understand the paintings of... Read more »
- Marc Petitjean -52'
Countries are re-arming at the risk of open warfare in the China Sea. China is escalating tensions by claiming sovereignty of the Senkaku Islands, currently Japanese, the Paracel Islands, currently Vietnamese, and the Spratly Islands, near the Philippines. If open conflict does occur, the USA, Japan’s allies, will side against the Chinese. Relations between China... Read more »
- Jacky Goldberg -60'
For the past fifteen years, the Hollywood comedy has been at its most creative. One man embodies this boom: Judd Apatow, the indisputable leader of an unofficial troupe of actors, comedians, writers and directors, whose signature mix of raunchy humor and anxiously confessional stories is adored by the public and celebrated by the press. Jacky... Read more »
- Jérôme-Cécil Auffret -52'
Could we get all our energy needs from sea water and the salt it contains? Are we to witness a time when salt will power our engines and factories, and light up our cities? Could this be the final curtain not only for shale gas and oil, but also the burning of fossil fuels and... Read more »
- Gerard Corbiau -51 min
Abdel Rahman EL BACHA is a Franco-Lebanese pianist who has adopted Brussels as his home. Winner of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in 1978, at the age of 19, he now gives piano concerts all over the world and teaches at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. El Bacha is a vector. He has ways of... Read more »
- Jean-Hugues Berrou -52'
How does a politician – assassinated some thirty-five years ago – gradually become a public figure? An extremely vibrant image which shows up where you least expect it. It recently served as figurehead for the Arab Spring revolutions, from Rabat to Sanaa, whereas we had thought it had been relegated to t-shirts and cigarette lighters.... Read more »
- Marc Petitjean -52 & 90 min
The Fukushima nuclear disaster is seen trough the eyes of the charismatic and committed doctor Hida. Essential witness of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, he has been the doctor of irradiated people for more than 60 years. At the age of 97, he keeps fighting for a fairer world, using humor and provocation to denounce the... Read more »
- Angèle Diabang -52'
In Panzi, in the Kivu province ( Democratic Republic of Congo), the doctor Denis Mukwege has created a hospital where victims of wartime sexual violences are taken in and get reconstructive surgery. The hospital provides them with medical care but also gives them moral support to rebuild their economic and civic lives. All the executive... Read more »
- Christian Wyss, Franziska Engelhardt -52'
There is no war – nevertheless, Central America has the highest homicide rate in the world. Gangs known as the Maras terrorise the populace. The film embarks on a road trip to explore the phenomenon of violence in Guatemala, Honduras and in El Salvador, portraying the brutal realities on various levels: the source of the... Read more »
- Olivier Joyard -52'
This is the story of a generation radically changing the notion we have of gastronomy – lighter, more fun, spicy and sometimes surprising. The story of a change in attitudes, sudden and radical, which made a practice still considered as bourgeois and stuffy, a glamorous and desirable movement, the forefront of a broader awareness of... Read more »
- Javier Polo -56' & 76'
EUROPE IN 8 BITS is a documentary that explores the world of chip music, a new musical trend that is growing exponentially throughout Europe. The stars of this musical movement reveal to us how to reuse old videogames hardware like Nintendo’s GameBoy, NES, Atari ST, Amiga and the Commodore 64 to turn them into a... Read more »
- Joel Soler -5x52'
For the first time ever the most infamous first ladies (Imelda Marcos, Philippines; Agathe Habyarimana, Rwanda; Nexhmije Hoxha, Albania; Jewel Taylor, Liberia; Lucia Pinochet, Chile) are gathered together in this documentary saga that steps into the lives of these controversial women, examining the power, responsibility, and consequence of their roles as spouses of the world’s... Read more »
- Sophie Fiennes, Mathieu Amalric, Martin de Thurah, Hannes Stöhr, Dominique Blanc, Sophie Barthes, Valérie Mréjen and Valérie Pirson -40' et 52'
8 short films, inspired by 8 paintings by the American painter Edward Hopper. Directed by Sophie Fiennes, Mathieu Amalric, Martin de Thurah,, Hannes Stöhr, Dominique Blanc, Sophie Barthes, Valérie Mréjen and Valérie Pirson.
- Christophe Cupelin -90' & 52'
“I therefore want to speak in the name of all abandoned people because I am a man and nothing of what is human is foreign to me”. A portrait composed of archives of Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso between 1983 and his murder in 1987. Ready to liberate his country and transform the mentalities... Read more »