The City of God, the redemption of a favela
The Cidade de Deus, or City of God, has never had anything biblical about it apart from its name. The history of this favela in Rio de Janero has been marked by violence, poverty and drugs trafficking. In 2002, the eponymous film made it the best known favela in the world. But over the last 4 years, the City of God has been undergoing a minor revolution. With Rio hosting part of the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016, the local authorities are trying out a new public security policy, establishing « Police Pacification Units » charged with restoring law and order. There are still a great many problems to be faced, starting with poverty, but the guns have fallen silent and the 47,000 or so inhabitants of the City of God can now show another face: that of a community that works, sings and laughs. 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.
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.
After leaving Grenoble on a bright Spring day, Delphine, Damien, and Buzzz, their tandem, don’t let a couple punctures and technical ...
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...
If the Drag Queens are in the limelight in cabarets, few people know the Drag Kings.
Gueorgui CHICHKINE, Guest of Honour to the Société des Pastellistes de France during the Feytiat International Pastel Festival in 2008, near Limoges, painted, in a mill from the region, a riding a scene for the painting "Spirit of Nature".
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.
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?