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 and see the widespread availability of musical instruction for all leading to the
development of amateur orchestras notably in large companies. We come to understand how the paths of instrument makers, musicians and composers are closely intertwined. Sacem 2017 Award for best creative music documentary For more information (french language) : click here Word of Double Bass : « Forgive me if I am a bit of a show-off but I deserve it. I am 140 years old and have a successful musical
career behind me. I was born in 1880 in Mirecourt, the birthplace of French stringed instrument making. And then ? Well, follow me along the roads of France and enjoy the trip that my double bass player and I are making to reconstruct my story. This trip passes through Marseille where I played in an orchestra conducted by renowned composers of that time, such as Richard Strauss and Camille Saint-Saëns, and through Paris where I joined in 1909 the Philharmonic Orchestra of The Credit Lyonnais bank and performed in Salle Gaveau and Salle Pleyel. I have preserved my deep and pure tone that has been admired by all the double bass players we have met during our investigation. Yes, I am a show-off but I am a grand lady. »
Eighteenth 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.
Far from the clichés and received ideas, this documentary paints a portrait of this favela.
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.
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Of "Le voyage alchimique - 5"<br/>
Fifth stage : El Camino de Compostela
In Bangladesh, 49 million people are currently contaminated by arsenic contained in the water they consume daily. Not properly informed, abandoned and rejected, these people die in their villages in a total lack of concern.
September 2005. The Israelis are leaving Gaza. But how about the situation in the West Bank ?
Three Palestinian towns dying of confinement and suffocation : Nablus, the rebellious, lively and loud… Hebron, the resigned, empty and silent… Qalqilya, dying…
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.