The film features many interviews with French communist leaders, students, and sociologists. The Prague Spring of 1968 is featured, with footage of a Fidel Castro speech in which he explains his political support for the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia while questioning the legality of the action. Other sections deal with the rise of Salvador Allende, Minamata poisoning in Japan, and the Watergate Scandal in the US. There are many subtle references to cats throughout the film, as well as brief shots of raccoons.
A Grin Without a Cat is a 1977 French essay film by Chris Marker. It focuses on global political turmoil in the 1960s and '70s, particularly the rise of the New Left in France and the development of socialist movements in Latin America. Using the image of Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat, the film's title evokes a dissonance between the promise of a global socialist revolution (the grin) with its actual nonexistence.
The film's original French title is Le fond de l'air est rouge, which means "The essence of the air is red", and has a subtext similar to the English title, implying that the socialist movement existed only in the air
For 1968, in the South of India, an utopian town develops and attracts inhabitants of all countries of the world. Auroville is an ambitious experience, a kind of laboratory from where will perhaps come out the ideal town of the future.
An immersion into contemporary Iranian society and a documentary exploration of a photography scene that is unique in the Middle East today. From preliminary shoots to exhibition openings, this film follows six photographers – mostly women - in their eventful daily lives.
Yellow, green, white or black. Before tasting and savouring tea, its lovers can enjoy its look and its smell. From China to Japan through India and Sri Lanka, this documentary deals with every aspect you need to know about tea, its story and how to enjoy it.
Twenty six people lived together for a year in Dumont D’Urville in Terre Adelie. A full year cycle, from summer to winter, in the cold antarctic continent, lived with overwinterers of the 55th French polar mission, with complete autonomy. All these they endured to ensure scientific programs and sustainability of the permanent base, in a sumptous environment.