Bassam Ayachi, a Syrian, has lived in Europe with his French wife since the 1960s. When tensions rise in the Middle East and rebels fight against the Syrian President, Bassam’s son, Abdelrahman, decides to join the Syrian resistance to defend the country. Filmmaker Stéphane Malterre closely followed the family for three years, accompanying their Jihadist son on several campaigns.
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.
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.
Activist and journalist Zineb El Rhazoui was not present in Charlie Hebdo’s offices the 7th of January 2015, day of the terrorist attack. She now became the most protected woman in France. For her opponents, nothing is forgiven.
A devout Muslim, a family man and a police assistant, who was a dedicated servant to the Mubarak regime confesses to the corruption and violence he routinely committed as a police assistant, in the middle of the Egyptian revolution.
Wild Plants is an exploratory voyage. The film stands slips into the daily life of people who maintain a particular, intimate and peculiar relationship with nature around them. From urban gardeners in post-industrial Detroit, to the innovative agricultural cooperative “Jardins de Cocagne” in Geneva, we discover their way of being, accompanied by with a great sense of poetry and a peaceful rhythm.
Salinas, a small isolated village of fishermen on the Mexican coast, a spirit wanders among the living, contemplating the coming and going of people and winds. A distant voice sings a melody. A poem of life in a community of fishermen and their griefs. A poem of life in a community of fishermen and their griefs.
Zona Franca is a vast old-fashioned commercial area in the heart of the Chilean province located near the Strait of Magellan. This former original territory, now mirroring our mercantile society, attracts numerous tourists looking for the end of the world. However, a truck driver, a gold miner and a young security guard resist. The deeply rooted violence of this area suddenly reappears when a strike paralyses the region.