While governments are more and more criminalizing migratory fluxes, some women and men are getting organized : some are chartering boats to save the shipwrecked. Others are hosting them on land, and yet others are filing criminal complaints against States for having failed to provide assistance to people in danger. All these individuals, moved by determination and courage, are actively offering an alternative to general indifference. Among them, Charles Heller, a young Swiss researcher whom, by actively participating to the creation of first the Watch the Med platform – which documents the disappeared-at-sea migrants boats cases, and then the emergency phone line AlarmPhone created for boats in distress, shows us that this is not a fatality. Not only is it possible to save migrants at see, but it is also necessary today to address migrations differently. By following his, and 6 other people’s, daily fight in Europe, on land and at sea, the film try and bring some food for thought in light of the current tragedy.
Thirteenth 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.
Naoshima (Dream on the tongue) is a journey across a small Japanese island in the Seto inland sea.
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.
Born a slave in the French settlement of San Domingo - present-day Haiti - Louverture had an extraordinary career, becoming General of the French army and eventually the Governor of the colony. Opposing Napoleon, wishing to reestablish slavery, he died in 1803; a prisoner of a French Jura fortress.
One family, one tandem, around and across Iceland : incredible landscapes, an often wild and uncopromising environment ; a fascinating population which mixes discretion or shyness with pride and stubborness, as well as love for her land ; the personal challenge to ride around and across those baren, savage lands on a bike, fully autonomous, wit...
After leaving Grenoble on a bright Spring day, Delphine, Damien, and Buzzz, their tandem, don’t let a couple punctures and technical failures stop them from riding across the French and Spanish Pyrénées – towards Argentina, and a long and magnificent journey: headwind, cows and condors, and the Argentinian folk’s marvelous hospitality! Suffering...