That year, I went back to the Island of Pico, in the Azores. I wanted to meet the writer, poet and whaler José Dias de Melo, in his native village, Calheta de Nesquim. I wanted to spend a few days with him, to watch him live. I wanted to hear him speak, listen to some of the important stories of his life. I wanted to film his village, his house, his comes and goes, to go with him on his walks and discover the landscapes he has described in his books. But when I arrived in Calheta de Nesquim, I heard he had been ill and sent to the hospital in São Miguel, another island of the archipelago. Nobody could tell me when he would be back. So I decided to wait. I brought one of his last books, « Poeira de Caminho », « The dust of the path ». I leaf it through to pass the time. And if I listen, I can hear his voice… BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD Avanca Film Fest 2009 (Portugal)
At the heart of Ganges Delta, hardly anyone ventures to the Silence Islands.
Yet, the forgotten people of the sundurbans archipelago still survive there. With limited ressources consisting of shrimps, rice and wild honey, they face malaria, tuberculosis, cyclones, wild beasts and indifference. Appalled by their distressing condition, one of them, Mohammed Abdul Wohab, gave everything up to take care of this cast-off community.
A woman in the present goes in search of a woman of the past, Jeanne Mance (1606-1673), co-founder of Montreal.
A woman in the present goes in search of a woman of the past, Jeanne Mance (1606-1673), co-founder of Montreal. Annabel Loyola is from Langres, France, birthplace of Jeanne Mance four hundred years earlier. The two women share a common itinerary that leads them from Langres to Paris and, finally, to Montreal.
Our Atlantis is a journey between past and present, in the search of a lost place.
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.
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?
Havana 1977: One day I decided to go into exile. This film relates the return to my home town thirty years later. My clandestine camera goes at the bottom of the Cuban society,just as Fidel Castro has officially given the power to his brother Raul. He has held the bridles during forty eight years of absolute power.