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1991

    • Rhyme and Reason

      A documentary directed by .

      Paris, Saint-Denis, Mar­seille, Bor­deaux, Stras­bourg… French Hip-Hop in all its forms. Rap­pers, toast­ers, graf­fiti, dancers… Art, spray paint, rap­ping — a feel­ing for words, a feel for the beath.
      A cul­tural melting-pot, French Rap is a, expres­sion of social and indi­vid­ual rebel­lion — but can it meet the chal­lenge to become […]

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    • Sikambano, son of the Sacred Wood

      A documentary directed by .

      Although Djib­ril is 28, he is, in the eyes of the Diola, still a child. He is soon to become one of the 18th gen­er­a­tion of ini­ti­ates to the Sacred Wood. Like all young peo­ple between the ages of 2 and 30 in this vil­lage in the Casamance region of […]

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    • Salsa Opus: the 5 episodes serie

      A documentary directed by .

      A unique serie of 5 episodes devoted to the world of salsa and its ori­gins. A musi­cal trip on the Amer­i­can con­ti­nent from New York to Cuba, cross­ing Colom­bia, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

       

      SALSA OPUS 1 : New York, our Latin thing ep.1/5

      In the melt­ing pot of New York, Salsa has achieved the dream of Gen­eral Boli­var: “To unite under a sin­gle ban­ner, in […]

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    • Vietnam the first war // the serie

      A documentary directed by .

      Resis­tance was get­ting organ­ised all through Viet­nam. It is with much fas­ci­na­tion that the French task force on the ground, dis­cov­ered their enemy. 1950: the Indo-China war was in line with the Cold War. Then came the time of the gréât bat­tles, which ended with the tragedy of Dien-Bien-Phu. On […]

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    • Vietnam the first war: the tiger and the elephant ep.2/2

      A documentary directed by .

      Resis­tance was get­ting organ­ised all through Viet­nam. It is with much fas­ci­na­tion that the French task force on the ground, dis­cov­ered their enemy. 1950: the Indo-China war was in line with the Cold War. Then came the time of the gréât bat­tles, which ended with the tragedy of Dien-Bien-Phu. On […]

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    • Vietnam the first war: doc lap ep.1/2

      A documentary directed by , .

      The sweet­ness of colo­nial life was in sharp con­trast with the poverty of the coun­try peo­ple and the forced sub­mis­sion of the “Annamese”. A revolt against the French set­tlers was brew­ing up and get­ting organ­ised in the jun­gle around the Viet­minh. How was France going to react? Nei­ther de Gaulle […]

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    • Salsa Opus 1: New York, our Latin thing

      A documentary directed by .

      In the melt­ing pot of New York, Salsa has achieved the dream of Gen­eral Boli­var: “To unite under a sin­gle ban­ner, in the heart of a sin­gle cul­ture peo­ple as dif­fer­ent as Colom­bians, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans”. New York Salsa is a pro­foundly Latin music which has allowed these up-rooted […]

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    • Salsa Opus 2: Colombia, a tropical country

      A documentary directed by .

      In Colom­bia, the already “spicy” Cuban Salsa is enriched with the country’s own tra­di­tional music and dances. The two cities of Cali and Bar­ran­quilla con­stantly com­pete for the title of “Salsa Cap­i­tal” at their fairs, shows, and car­ni­vals. The old steam­boats that once lined the har­bours have since been­re­placed by […]

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    • Salsa Opus 3: Puerto Rico, the island of song ep.3/5

      A documentary directed by .

      Puerto Rico is the birth­place of the most famous of Salsa idols : Ismaël Rivera. Nick­named the “Sonero Mayor”, he was the lead­ing pro­moter of a mod­ern ver­sion of one of the rich­est Caribean folk­lores : The Bomba. A unique dance music, it is a mix­ture of African rhythms and […]

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    • Salsa Opus 4: Venezuela, a visa for the barrios

      A documentary directed by .

      Venezuela has an extremely rich musi­cal past — the rhythms of Soca, Merengue, Calypso, and Steel Bands come together to cre­ate a vibrantly orig­i­nal Salsa. But each province has made its con­tri­bu­tion — from Barlovento come the drum rhythms of the African com­mu­nity; from Mara­caïbo come the fol­low­ers of Gaïta […]

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    • Salsa Opus 5: Cuba, rum, rhythm and spice ep.5/5

      A documentary directed by .

      The his­tory of Cuba lies in the smoke of its tobacco, the sweet­ness of its sugar, and the rhythms of its music. Gui­tars and white sugar, drums and black tobacco — ever since the 16th cen­tury, these ele­ments have com­bined to enhance Cuba’s cre­ative fer­veur. Today, “afé au lait”, Bongo, […]

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    • About Tristes Tropiques

      A documentary directed by , , .

      I con­sider myself a trav­eller, an arche­ol­o­gist in space,vainly try­ing to restore exo­tism with the use of par­ti­cles and frag­ments.” An ini­tia­tory jour­ney on the tracks of a young, unknown ethno­g­ra­pher, Claude Lévi-Strauss who, from 1936 to 1938 wan­dered the savan­nahs and forests of south­ern Brazil, in search of a […]

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