This film traces out the portrait of a motorway rest area located in the countryside in the North of France. It looks like a dream, filled with the whispering thoughts and the lives of those who work here, as well as those who are just passing through. It is also a very concrete place, a perfect spot to observe today’s Europe, the violence carried by the free competition of a single market, the nostalgia carried by uprooted lives, and all the solitude engendered by our modern world. Winner of l’Acharnière Prize and René Vautier Prize at the L’Acharnière festival in Lille, France Best Documentary Feature Film at the Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival Mention of the jury in the “Ethnographic” section at the IntimaLente ethnographic film festival, in Caserte, Italy Best documentary at the Nunes International Festival of Cinema, in Barcelona, Spain
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The history of this favela in Rio de Janero has been marked by violence, poverty and drugs trafficking. Far from the clichés and received ideas of the favela, this documentary paints a portrait of the people currently living within the City of God.
Master Pastelist Peter Thomas from the Société des Pastellistes de France, painted a pond in Dordogne, in the autumn.
English version of « Charbons Ardents ». Tower Colliery is a unique example of a producer cooperative thriving in a highly competitive international market: it is the only worker-owned colliery in the world.
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.
First episode « The Journey » is a 14½ hour documentary film by Peter Watkins, made between the years 1983 and 1985 on several continents, released on film in 1987 at the Toronto Film Festival. It is structured around the theme of nuclear weapons, military spending and poverty. Ordinary people are asked about their awareness of these issues.