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.
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.
Master Pastelist Ken Paine, from the Société des Pastellistes de France, paints two portraits of a famous artist's model, in the filmaker's studio.
The exams are close, the school year is coming to an end for Peipei, a young artist aspirant of a high school of Henan Province, a poor district of China. Abandoned by her parents, scapegoat of her classmates and teachers, this “wild flower” has trouble finding her place.
December 1996 :
Loïc le Ribault is arrested in France.
His crime :
Prescribing his own unauthorised holistic treatement.
During the 90's, Loic Le Ribault created the G5, a highly successful therapeutic treatment, based on organic silicon.
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.
An emergency accommodation centre for homeless people, located in the suburbs of Paris. Here, a dozen men, coming from all walks of life, isolated and left out by society, are spending winter in a small temporary community. I call them "The Hermits". By observing their lifestyle, their humanity and their struggle, one is faced with a puzzling reflection of the outside world: our world. With the return of spring, they all go back to the road and fade away into loneliness.