The efficient development of a young child occurs when he feels protected and loved. The first years of life play a crucial role in the fulfilment of the child and in his future success. The Beginning of Life features how we can create a better society by investing in the first years of our lives.
Every student at the Black Rock alternative high-school has no hope of getting a diploma at a traditional high school anymore. An extraordinary pedagogical team have given themselves a mission: to unveil the potential of these students whom the system has deemed lost causes.
In Pune, India, a Korean opera singer, known as Angry Bird, created the Banana Children's Choir, intended for children from the slum. Disappointed by parents’ lack of support, Angry Bird, who doesn’t lack spirit, decides to train the parents to sing for a collective concert alongside children. An experiment filled with emotions, change and discoveries.
Simone, 89, isn’t scared of the Other and refuses to isolate herself. Her desire to take action for asylum-seekers led her to befriend Nafisa and Mohammad, an Afghan couple who fled their country.
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. However, in the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seed varieties, farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous people fight a David and Goliath battle to defend 12,000 years of food legacy.
Twin brothers, Roman and Sifredy are nearly 20. As teenagers, they experienced upheaval, integration, violence and judgement. In squats, secret places or on the edges of the forest, they imagine their own life with its own language and codes. The camera follows their daily hand-to-hand with exclusion. This documentary shows a sensitive and detailed picture of the two brothers and depicts the complexity of these figures of powerful “delinquency”.
More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina - the deadliest hurricane in US history - struck, New Orleans is being rebuilt. Under such emergency conditions, the town is experiencing of the effects of capitalism combined with this unprecedented disaster and symbolises a country where the gap between the rich and the poor is still widening.
Mon premier rôle shows the alternate portraits of two friends, mathilde et nina, from the ages of 17 to 20. They are worried about the end of school because they have to make choices for their future. The movie follows them facing the social pressures they meet (competition, failing or winning, the threat of unemployment). In this context, their drama course is like a breath of fresh air, a space of freedom, where they can express themselves and build their own personalities.
Paul works in Michael Flynn’s mattress shop, which is close to bankruptcy. In order to save both his job and the business, he embarks on a crazy marketing mission and transforms his employer Mick into “Mattress Mick” who creates a buzz on the Internet. Are crisis, success and friendship, a good mix?