People face each other from both sides of a row of desks - unemployed people and their advisors - the benefits payment is at stake. Everyone confronts his own life story to the rigid procedure of bureaucracy.When the welfare state is shrinking away and under threat it means a lot to have a job, employed and unemployed are alike less and less secure.
Karin is one of hundreds of children born in 1946 in the Austrian Alps, of the union of french soldiers, mostly Moroccan, with austrian women. She bears the memories of insults at school. In Austria still marked by nazism, these kids were rejected by society. Many of them committed suicide. Others refused to ever speak about this famous summer of 1945. The summer of the Moroccans, a summer of love. Today, Karin reconciliates with her origins, and goes to Morocco.
The Battle of the Black Water relates the victorious struggle against a senseless dam project fought by the inhabitants of a small Belgian town in 1978. It is a choral narrative expressing the intensity of an exemplary popular movement and a fragment of the History of civil society told by those who made it.
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.
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.
A discovery of Rwandan sexuality in search of holy water and female bliss. Guided by Vestine, an extravagant star of radio nights, in her educative mission, the film reveals with humor and spontaneity the mystery of female bliss. But is female pleasure really central in this society? With all the lightness but also seriousness the subject requires, the film let us reflect on sexuality in occident. (Dok Leipzig "Next Masters", IDFA Panorama).
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.
Buffer state at the crossroads of Europe, Belgium has a rich tradition of music, at the crossing of various and opposite influences. Before the war, Belgian jazz was in its hey-days, with large unavoidable Belgian commercial formations ruling on the continent scence, competing with the Anglo-Saxon supremacy. A trip back to a Belle Epoque, based on unpublished and full of old-world charm archives.
In rebellion against the excesses of the food industry, four peasants have definitively turned their back to conventional farming, inherited from a genetically modified industrial dream turned to nightmare ... Archival images remind us of a time when science would save the world from malnutrition. European and African landscape through four seasons featuring these moving and provocative characters, liberating the land.