Auroville, a cosmopolitan town in the South-East of India, has been named « the City of Dawn » four decades ago by the Mother, spiritual companion of the great indian sage Sri Aurobindo who dedicated his whole life to the evolution of consciousness.
Auroville, « the City of Human Unity », was granted by the Mother a Charter, so ambitious and inspired that it gave birth to the hope of a reconciled Babel. Through unexpected pathways, a handful of adventurers, seeking meaning and transcendance, heard the Call.
Nowadays, Auroville has 2200 inhabitants spread out into 100 communities.
Are they truly embodying the human unity so intensely desired by the Mother ?
Is this even possible amongst 45 nationalities whose cultures, lifestyles, belief and value systems were originally so different ?
Gueorgui CHICHKINE, Guest of Honour to the Société des Pastellistes de France during the Feytiat International Pastel Festival in 2008, near Limoges, painted, in a mill from the region, a riding a scene for the painting "Spirit of Nature".
1960 Mustafa Boudina was sentenced to death twice by a military court in Lyon.
Algeria, 1871, Omar Ben Zamoum fights against French colonial Administration to keep his lands and his position. A story about the process of sequestration of Algerian lands during french colonisation.
Where do the images of the First World War that haunt our imagination come from ? To actually visualize the Great War, rather than just hearing about it, to portray it and bring it to life again : that is what today’s comic books capable of.
An encounter with François, Vincent, Marie and others, who reveal the hardship of their daily work in France. They suffer in their jobs which they need to hold on to at all costs. Is such widespread distress inevitable ?
The operating theater is a documentary film on the initiation rites of an apprentice surgeon in the operating block at a university hospital. To witness the steps of this process is to discover a strange and foreign world in which we are transient guests.