The operating theater is a documentary film on the initiation rites of an apprentice surgeon in the operating block at a university hospital. To witness the steps of this process is to discover a strange and foreign world in which we are transient guests. The operating block is a microcosm nestled in the heart of the hospital machine.
There, surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical technologists, nurses and aids mend lives daily. Chronicles of death and human ingenuity, ambition and pettiness, generosity, fear and black humor are written here. The operating theater stages the vital substance of life.
Wine : The Green Revolution presents real challenges of biodynamics in the world of wine following the work of exciting and charismatic winemakers (brothers Bret, Aubert de Villaine, Olivier Jullien…) whose priority is to respect the earth and to transmit it to future generations.
A Grin Without a Cat is a 1977 French essay film by Chris Marker.
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.
A story about the process of sequestration of Algerian lands during french colonisation.
Algeria, 1871, Omar Ben Zamoum fights against French colonial Administration to keep his lands and his position. A story about the process of sequestration of Algerian lands during french colonisation.
In the intimacy of the taxicab, New York’s immigrant taxi drivers tell their stories. While sketching the outlines of tomorrow’s America, their tales question what it means to try to become who you want to be: how do you choose your life instead of resigning to it?