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. »
Ninth 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.
Fourteenth 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.
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… And a giraffe her eyes wide open, with an infinite look of sadness. Closing your eyes or how to open our eyes when they are wide shut
Day and night, Shida tirelessly draws portraits of her five sons, currently reported missing. Like thousands of other women in Srebrenica, she lives in her dreams and takes part in the protests demanding that justice be done. For the first time in History, a large-scale initiative has been launched to search for the 27.731 people who went missing during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovinia.