In South India, and particularly in Kerala, the origins of the christian communities date back to the evangelisation by the apostle Thomas, who, according to tradition, landed on the Malabar coast in 52 A.D.
Later, those communities were linked to the Church of the East ( also called the Nestorian church, and later the Chaldean church).
Having converted to the roman catholicism, they rebelled; from this time on, they split off into a number of groups: they divided into a roman catholic group and another group linked with the Syrian orthodox Church having Antiocha as the patriarchal headquarters.
As a result they kept the rites, liturgy and prayers of those different churches in the syriac language.
The Keralese christians refer to themselves under the name of “Saint Thomas Christians”, but are also called “Syrian christians of India”...
With these 30 spots made in 2011 as part of a carte blanche, Alexander Schellow keeps on working on the remembering process through drawings and animation, this time based on scenes he observed in Marseille.
A portrait of a Chinese teenage girl. A schoolgirl, as there must be a multitude in China.
The exams are close, the school year is coming to an end for Peipei, a young artist aspirant of a high school of Henan Province, a poor district of China. Abandoned by her parents, scapegoat of her classmates and teachers, this “wild flower” has trouble finding her place.
There's an underground punk and noise scene in France, underground, prolific and varied.
Belchite, Aragon, is an emblematic town of the collective amnesia that struck Spain after the civil war. Today, the injured memory of the population is getting lost among the ruins of the old village, destroyed after the fratricidal fightings of the civil war and the streets of the new village, built by Franco...
Austria, Linz 2009 - European Capital of Culture. A Purimspil, the ancestor of the Jewish Theater, is written by Yeshua Sobol and directed by David Maayan, two great Israeli's artists, and played in tunnels dug by the prisoners of the Mauthausen concentration camp. A documentary observation of the sidelines of a very unconventional play and its creative work about memory.