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. »
For a whole year, this documentary gives voice to three athletes : Matthis Daniel, Rodrigue Massianga, and Lucas Créange. These are top athletes who suffer from a range of mental disabilities, some more obvious than others.
<b>« The Journey »</b> is a 14½ hour documentary film by <b>Peter Watkins</b>, made between the years 1983 and 1985 on several contin...
Sixteenth 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.
For the past ten years worldwide questioning of mobile phone antennas has been increasing. It is based on numerous scientific studies which have revealed the effects of electromagnetic waves on health. Yet, States, industrialists and part of the scientific community claim that health standards protect the public.
This documentary about Czechoslovakia covers the period following World War II, beginning with the Russian occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1945, up to 1970. The famous "defenestration of Prague" is one of the many events discussed.