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
Wine : The Green Revolution presents real challenges of biodynamics in the world of wine following the work of exciting and charismatic winemakers (brothers Bret, Aubert de Villaine, Olivier Jullien…) whose priority is to respect the earth and to transmit it to future generations.
We delve into an image that bears witness of the state of the relationship between France and homosexuality.
Shocking picture. In Marseille, in 2012, Julia and Auriane, two young students, stand up to anti-gay marriage and adoption protesters, and offer a snapshot which soon became a reference in terms of anti-discrimination civic action.
1960 Mustafa Boudina was sentenced to death twice by a military court in Lyon.
The Latvian-born artist Valentina Zeile, who has a museum dedicated to her work in Riga, has been based in Paris for 30 years. Here, she realises a clay sculpture of a male torso from a live model before the cameras.
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.
In the intimacy of the taxicab, New York’s immigrant taxi drivers tell their stories. While sketching the outlines of tomorrow’s America, their tales question what it means to try to become who you want to be: how do you choose your life instead of resigning to it?