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.
From Island to Island, the "City of Joy 1" brings to light the endurance and bravery of a population that is no longer left alone.
Once their army service is behind them, many Israelis flock overseas for a year or two. Out of 60 000 who travel each year, 30 000 go to India.
The trip is a way to forget traumatizing experiences lived or seen while in the army and to escape the current situation in Israel.
That year, I went back to the Island of Pico, in the Azores.
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. But when I arrived, I heard he had been ill and sent to the hospital in another island of the archipelago. So I decided to wait...
After three months of full immersion, Flavie Pinatel offers to restore on screen the city of Ramallah.
This documentary (drama) allows us to discover silent prayer as it is practiced throughout the world by Carmelite friars and nuns, but also by lay people. A legitimate spiritual path, silent or interior prayer was first initiated by St. Teresa of Avila.
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.
Ramallah, Tirana. Two names, two cities that seem to be in stark opposition. The former, the actual administrative capital of one of the most media-covered territories, Palestine. The latter, the capital of an unknown country with an improbable geography yet located at the heart of Europe, Albania.