Rooted in Polynesia, in the heart of the South Pacific, this wandering movie crosses borders and centuries to explore time and its representations. This journey brings a constellation of stories where the science of today meets the myths of yesterday, where politics meets poetry, where dreams meet history. But it may well conclude, at the end of this meandering journey, that time no longer is what it seems to be.
With 250 000 workers busy until 2009 and a $25 billion investment, world’s largest power producing dam is on building in central China, often compared to the Great Wall. About 1.2 million inhabitants of the area have been delocated. The river has been turned into a lake in a highly altered environment and climate, bringing a total change in people's way of life. In a society which will either modernize either disappear, we meet the Guos as the son packs his bags to move to the city.
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.
A pre-teen school, filmed from early Septembre to the diploma ceremony, which counts 23 countries of origin among its children. Its director is a humanist who overcomes everyday failure and racism. With his school team, he provides care and attention to the kids, so as a daily free lunch. The audience can witness the growth of the children through one year, opening up, learning French, and soon existing as individuals
Life is a process, every moment dies and brings the next moment. Our body is left when life is gone, and the way it is disposed of tells a lot about our relation to nature. The film portrays several men and women have made of death their life. They choosed to work in the funeral industry, by creating original ways of returning bodies to nature and to elements.
The four-seasons chronicle of a tiny village where farmers and newcomers experience tradition and ecology together, on a daily quest of work, mobility and happiness, while farming declines, city suburbs spread so as futuristic projects. « New rurals » materialize values inspired by ecology: windmills and houses made of wood, earth and straw are builded in community, and traditionnal celebrations are revived …
This film restores discussion and testimonies in a classroom of young people of emigration origin, born or not in Belgium, immersed in a mix of languages, sex, cultures. Is it harder for Muhammad than Peter or Paul to study and find a job? How to reconcile veil and profession? What to choose : Koran or reason, Muhammad or Darwin? What means secularism, gender equality, citizenship?
Tanguy, Christelle and Cathy, the director, are of korean origin, adopted in the seventies in Belgium. Thirty years later, Tanguy gets married the traditionnal way in Korea. It is an occasion for all to visit the unknown but familiar place. For Cathy, it is also an attempt to find her biological parents, and the start of personnal
Anton, 12, lives with his grandmother in the suburbs of Moscow. It is summertime and he works at home or plays with his friends. Soon he will join summer camp at Kaskad paramilitary school, which transforms children into soldiers, and responds to recent terrorist threats in Russia. He invests all his courage and his strength. The exercise of war replaces playfull time as Anton is preparing to kill the child who is still in him.