The daily life in a Center for mentally and physically challenged teens in Botswana. Outcasted from economy, society and family, these teens have to learn how to be economically usefull. A human and touching encounter with these fragile teens, whose solidarity and friendship rules overcome every moment lived in exclusion.
« All what remains ungiven is lost » : the indian idiom unveils a long tradition of hope, share and beliefs. Wishfully modern, but its heart rooted in History, India reveals itself as a contrasted land. The film, follows the Gange river’s banks, where numerous cities are pilgrimage destinations, for various religions meeting at their intersections.
Five women share their "love" story... Each lived a thunderbolt, a wonderful meeting with the man who later became her tormentor. The tell about the grip that is slowly but firmly induced, then the violence leading to their fleeing to protect her children, the consequent try to rebuild, to regain self-esteem and take shelter.
The portrait of an old italian woman, living almost alone with nature somewhere the uppest in Abbruze mountains of Italy, which she never left. Her gestures remind the audience of tradition, of a time she recalls, of mountaineer society, of work, brotherhood and feast. Today, last one remaining there, she faces the upcoming modernity materialized in a ski track suddenly on building next to her house, and the subsequent unannounced visits.
A film featuring a rare message of humanism and humanity. It recounts, through the testimony of Andrée Geulen, the action of women of the “Commitee of Defense of Jews” (CDJ), in organising to saving life of children menaced by deportation, during the german occupation in Belgium.
The Shinobi Riders are very zen boys and girls who play soccer on roller skates, and run for the world cup. We accompain them to San Francisco, clinging trucks and skating down Chinatown, then to competition. Portrait of a microculture tinted with Mangas esthaetics, the film offers a glimpse on an engaging teenage, full of hopes and talents, far beyond divisions of race, age, social origin, or sex.
Manu and Erol, kings of Belgian wheelchair-football, promised to lead their MEC team up to 1st Division. Erol died. The film captures the intimacy of severely disabled although almost like others athletes. It portrays a challenging Manu, captain fighting against wind, tides and his myopathy to lead his ship to port.
The portrait of the legendary brasilian hero and a rebel Lampiao, defender of a rural world ruled by exploitation. From the tragical event of his beheading on the public place, the film depicts an ambiguous character : assassin and also popular ikon. It also gives a testimony on the myth accompaining Lampiao, and how it lives on nowadays.
The director met Ramazan Güngör, who invited him to listen to the memory of the Bards' time. Both played üçtelli, the turkish three-stringed lute. The last bard started transmitting his knowledge to the young man, first orally, then allowing him to film him, the last master of the üçtelli, the last bard.