Tiruvikrama Mahadeva collects abandoned corpses in Bangalore, in the south of India.
He earns respect for the work he does but is considered an untouchable as he touches dead bodies. Living his life among the dead, he is paid three hundred rupees (five dollars) for each cadaver he takes to the police and which he subsequently buries in the municipal cemetery. We travel with him in his hearse, a three-wheeler auto-rickshaw, through the streets of Bangalore, to the cemetery, to the hospital and to the colony of the so-called untouchables. « The city of Bangalore where Mahadeva lives and works is India’s “Silicon Valley”. There are nevertheless people dying alone there and no one cares about their corpses. This film shows some of the aberrations of the society where I was born and grew up. » Asil Rais
Marion wants to retrace her past, along with Elisabeth Blanchet who has photographed Ceausescu’s orphans. We will follow her in her quest, in a road movie across Romania, as the country prepares to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the dictator’s fall.
After decades of dictatorship, Albania is at a turning point in its history.
Contemporary Albania is at a turning point in its history. This animated documentary calls into question the criteria a civil society is grounded on, at the very moment when it is coming into existence.
The Guyanese natural environment is a refuge of life and a peace sanctuary.
My Life As A Double Bass is a musical « Road Movie » following the 140 year career of a double bass. She carries her bassist on the trail of her history meeting instrument makers, musicians and historians along the way. Through her story we discover the evolution of music making in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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.
When the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk tragically sank in August 2000, official accounts raised more questions than they answered. What caused the explosion that ruptured the sub's watertight hull? Why did rescue efforts take so long? And, perhaps most troubling, what about the American submarine that was reportedly in the same area of the Barents Sea?
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.