December 1989. The Ceausescu regime collapses. The world discovers the horrible extent of this dictatorship, especially images showing hundreds of thousands of children confined and abused in orphanages. Marion is one of these orphans, a devil’s child, as she calls herself. A French couple adopted her when she was 6 years old. Today, at the age of 38, she has just given birth to her first child; this event brings her back to her own past, when she was abandoned the day she was born. 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.
This is the story of a piece of land on the peninsula Tuzla (Istanbul) where, in the 60s, between sky and water, Anatolian Armenians have built with their hands their « home » of studies and vacation, their family home: the Camp Armen.
A lone woman skiing and pulling her sled across Lapland in winter
My name is Nathalie. I get on my skis in Ivalo, Finland. I load up my sled and I welcome, with a grimacing pleasure, on my shoulders and the small of my back, its 71 kilos of gear. All my life fits in there, and will, for the two and half months to come. I put in that too, I know, my doubts and hopes.
A portrait of a Chinese teenage girl. A schoolgirl, as there must be a multitude in China.
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.
The magnificent lagoon of Mayotte, an island in the Indian Ocean, is at the very heart of local life. The Mahorans are aware of this and try to protect it. The lagoon of Mayotte is a cradle of hope : to build a future that will be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
This film tells the story of redressing a problem. People in Europe have been straightening rivers for hundreds of years, drying floodplains and destroying the landscape near rivers.
This has resulted in a drastic decline in the variety of species near and in rivers. But there is hope on the horizon from an unexpected source: of all things, as a result of human intervention, which played a part in destroying the natural surroundings: gravel pits.
Belchite, Aragon, is an emblematic town of the collective amnesia that struck Spain after the civil war. Today, the injured memory of the population is getting lost among the ruins of the old village, destroyed after the fratricidal fightings of the civil war and the streets of the new village, built by Franco...