THE MEDELLIN NOTEBOOKS

COLOMBIA  •  75′ a movie by CATALINA VILLAR Medellin, too well know as the cartel’s city. An unbelievable level of violence. The suffering of the peasants chased off their lands, eaten away by war, overpopulation, unemployment. The first victims of this violence are the young children and the adolescents. Surviving is managed by trying to cling[…]

SOUTH AFRICAN CHRONICLES

SOUTH AFRICA  •  90′ a film by the VARAN WORKSHOP OF JOHANNESBURG Made by 12 young South-African film-makers, these chronicles give us a unique look into the daily violence of the Apartheid system as seen from within the different communities. Simply bringing these chronicles, these spaces into contact is explosive; there is no commentary to add, the images[…]

WOMEN OF HEZBOLLAH

LEBANON a movie by MAHER ABI-SAMRA Maher ABI-SAMRA returns to the quarter of Ramel el Ali, in Beirut’s southern suburb, where he grew up. Settled in the 50s by a mostly Shiite community which came from the villages of southern Lebanon and the Beka Valley, this quarter grew on the rubble of the civil war. By[…]

YASSER ARAFAT, ITINERARY

PALESTINE/TUNISIA a movie by YVES LOISEAU If Arafat’s public image is familiar around the world, his personality remains largely unknown. At a turning point in his political career, a film crew was authorised to enter the small circle of his close collaborators. Using exclusive filmed archives belonging to the P.L.O., this is a funda mental, durably[…]

YOUR EYES BIGGER THAN YOUR EARS

FRANCE a movie by JEAN ARLAUD ” Your eyes bigger than your ears”, that’s what you’ve got to have to learn the trade, of fisherman from the salt banks of Hyères. Afilm about fishing? No, a film on the mental and material universe of fishermen . FESTIVALS Prix de la mission du Patrimoine Ethnologique (Ministère de[…]

VOYAGES, VOYAGES: “SCOTLAND”

GREAT-BRITAIN a movie by JEAN LOïC PORTRON “Voyages” in the Highlands. Jean-Loïc Portron’s travelogue describes the highlands of Sutherland, the harshness of the soil and the Lord’s violence. In the moors, people hunt grouse; in the villages they play football; on the Isle of Mull, there’s a theater. In the Highlands, people love stories so much[…]