The investigative character driven story of Rudolf Elmer, a Swiss whistleblower banker who defied secrecy when revealing to newborn WikiLeaks, the seedy secrets of a Cayman Islands bank. After being tailed, harassed and jailed, the banker plunges us into the world of offshore banking, worth 21K billion dollars, whose driving role in tax evasion and finance deregulation weakens democracy and destroys social contract.
Under the continual fire of RTMA’s cameras - Kolwezi's main local TV - Congolese society, avid of its own image, discloses itself raw. These journalists, motivated to inform all costs, overcome with courage situations sometimes perilous, sometimes funny, often sad and always beyond fiction. Their recent acess to TV raises the universal questions of independency and ethics.
Surrounded by the Belgian Ardennes forest, Eurovillage is a former holiday center transformed into an 'open' reception center for asylum seekers, operated by the Red Cross. Isolated in this remote center for months, some for over two years, how the 300 residents who live there do they manage to endure this agonizing wait, this suspended and empty time, which mostly will conclude in quitting the territory.
Three unaccompanied minors from Afghanistan, Syria and Guinea, hope for a future in Europe. Fattah toils in Istanbul to earn his trip to Greece; Saleh lives in Europe but misses his parents; and Mamadou tries to hang on to his job and education while illegaly living in Belgium. A intimate, non-judgmental, character-driven story of migration: from unrealistic projections to specific care-center life or struggle avoiding deportation.
Six Tutsi women had to live through a 20 year genocide legacy. Raped in early April 94 by Hutu genociders, they recount their ordeal through pregnancy, childbirth, wandering, condemned to living with the fruit of a man's barbary, as their children became by now young adults. These mothers and children still get to also endure their condition within their community ...
Between personal and collective history, between investigation, discovery and poetry, the film of a European of chinese ascent, who intends to build a bridge between two continents, between two histories ... between Europe and China, this film takes the pretext a special destiny, that of Yu Bin, the grandfather of the director, to evoke the universal and the contemporary.
The film follows health professionals, in their intimacy and care with people suffering severe disabilities or dementia. They share their doubts and motivations, and results as specatcular decrease of drug intake. Their practice engages in the "Snoezelen" concept of the 70s, a search for good treatment. Humanizing work in a society where speed is master word, they chose to give time to relationship.
Christel, a beautician who specialized in wigs, welcomes women in need of reconstructing their image, and a self esteem fragilized by aging or illness, sometimes creating also a new personality. The film portrays her social work helping five women to get over a contemporary society which greatly values one’s image, leading them to rediscover their feminity.
Damien, Camille Thomas, Francis, Maureen and the others, fifteen teenagers between 12 and 15. All are part of a scouts troop in Comblain-au-Pont. Every summer, they are preparing for the new summer camp ... Through this experience, the film portrays adolescence with its joys, sorrows, dreams and disillusions ...
Grisélidis Réal is a meteor. Swiss-born « bourgeoise » and prostitute, marijuana trafficker, inmate, she becomes in the 70s "the revolutionary whore". She paints, draws and writes, inventing her life at every moment, in a dazzling career. Images fictional, texts, drawings, extracts, manuscripts, photographs, historical archives, interviews, weave the portrait of a rebel and an authentic writer.