CINEMA FOR CHANGE – SELECTION

A STARRED DREAM

ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED

BEACH

Cedric Ido
director

Laurence Lascary
producer

Zaven Najjar
director

Sebastien Onomo
producer

Vibeke Muaya
director

Lene Borglum
producer

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SYNOPSIS
From a young age, Yazid has only had one passion: pastry-making.
Raised between a foster family and an orphanage, the young man has forged an indomitable character. To succeed in the elitist world of pastry-making, Yazid will have to overcome his traumas and change his attitude. From Epernay to Paris via Monaco, Avignon, and Rimini, he pushed through hardships and incomprehension to work for the
greatest pastry chefs. His goal – to become the best and fulfill his dream of winning the title of world pastry-making champion.

 

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SYNOPSIS
When ten-year-old Birahima’s mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast, accompanied by the sorcerer and cook Yacouba, to search for his aunt Mahan. Crossing the border into Liberia, they are seized by rebels and forced into military service. Birahima becomes a child- soldier. Fighting in a chaotic civil war alongside many other boys, Birahima sees death, torture, dismemberment and madness but somehow manages to retain his own sanity.

 

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SYNOPSIS
Savannah (21), a young intern from abroad, works for a local NGO rescuing and rehabilitating under-aged sex workers off the beaches of Kenya.
One day Teto (23) shows up, a young taxi driver who has driven from Turkana in northern Kenya. He needs to find his missing little sister Luna.
Savannah and Teto find themselves in a myriad of lies, secrets, alliances and the true face of poverty driven sexual services. Beach – so much more than sand.

 

I WILL NOT STARVE

IN A PERFECT WORLD

THE BRAID

Umberto Spinazzola
director

Alessandro Borrelli
producer

Emilie Freche
director

Laetitia Galitzine
producer

Laetitia Colombani
director

Olivier Delbosc
producer

Marc Missonnier
producer

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SYNOPSIS
Pier, a former top chef, lost everything and ended up homeless. He hides a dark secret from his past, because of which he left Torino. Annibale, his best friend, asks him to come back to face an urgent matter: Carla, his ex-wife, is dying.
She wants to give Anna, their daughter, in custody to Lucia, Anna’s aunt.

 

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SYNOPSIS
For the first time, David takes Gabrielle and her children climbing in the mountains. It’s a magical day, but on the way back down to Briançon, their car hits a young migrant who is pursued by the police. David instinctively hides him in his trunk.
Moved by this kid’s fate, he decides to help him at all costs. Gabrielle, on the other hand, has another fight on her hands: her ex-husband has discovered her relationship with David and is taking her to court to regain custody of the children.

 

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SYNOPSIS
India. Smita is an Untouchable. Cleaning latrines, she nourishes the dream of seeing her daughter escape this tradition and go to school.
Sicily. Giulia works at her father’s workshop.
Canada. Sarah, a mother of three, is a well-known lawyer.
Three women, three lives, three continents. Three utterly unrelated paths. And yet, three connected stories.

 

TRANSAMAZONIA

ABOVE WATER

HEAD AND HEARTS

Pia Marais
director

Sophie Erbs
producer

Aissa Maiga
director

Yves Darondeau
producer

Jean-François Camilleri
co-producer

Ainhoa Andraka
director

Cristina Hergueta
producer

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SYNOPSIS
Rebecca was declared a miracle, after she survived a plane crash in the Rainforest. A trauma she has no memory of. Now thanks to her father Lawrence Byrne’s entrepreneurial talent, Rebecca has become a notorious miracle healer to whom people flock. This supports their mission of evangelising the neighbouring indigenous population.
Rebecca is propelled into an emotional journey. As the conflict takes a bloody turn, father and daughter realise they cannot preach peace without confronting their own demons and the mystery of their own past.

 

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SYNOPSIS
12-year-old Houlaye lives in Tatiste, Niger, and travels dozens of kilometers every day to fetch water. The village got together to obtain the construction of a well. This is the promise of a new life for these men and women who have been walking on water since birth.

 

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SYNOPSIS
The only time the women’s wheelchair basketball team participated in the Paralympic games was in Barcelona in ‘92.
Twenty-nine years later, they once again have the chance to participate in the Paralympics. Despite having fewer resources than other countries’ teams, the Spanish team is making its way against all odds in the international competitions. The camera shows the motivations, doubts, emotions, obstacles, and moments of joy among the athletes, who grow physically and psychologically throughout an Olympic cycle until they achieve the historic qualification for the Tokyo Paralympics.

 

PEACE BY PEACE

THE FUTURE NOW

THE ZIMOV HYPOTHESIS

Wim Wenders
director

Karsten Brünig
producer

Lea Germain
co-producer

Frederic Choffat
director

Joelle Bertossa
producer

Ainhoa Andraka
director

Cristina Hergueta
producer

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SYNOPSIS
A giant kaleidoscope composed of many short films or episodes, PEACE BY PEACE will be showing surprising aspects of peace around the world, around history and (wo)mankind. Each vignette will tell an unusual story of peace using various genres: documentary, science fiction, drama, comedy and animation, like an amazing reel of trailers or ‘commercials for peace’. We need to make PEACE the most precious object of desire, creating a new visual grammar to envision peace from scratch again.

 

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SYNOPSIS
The heat has risen. The birds have fallen silent. The peak of oil sounded. The children protested. The insects disappeared. And suddenly, the whole world stopped. The sky turned blue again. And then, we put on masks and everything started again. Just like before, with the added fear. This world burns my fingers. I am a filmmaker and I am the father of two teenagers. What should I do? Should I take action? Should we take to the streets or make a film with them?
How do we imagine together a world that still gives us desire? What if what we glimpsed in the spring of 2020 was a small glimpse of the end of a world?

 

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SYNOPSIS
The only time the women’s wheelchair basketball team participated in the Paralympic games was in Barcelona in ‘92.
Twenty-nine years later, they once again have the chance to participate in the Paralympics. Despite having fewer resources than other countries’ teams, the Spanish team is making its way against all odds in the international competitions. The camera shows the motivations, doubts, emotions, obstacles, and moments of joy among the athletes, who grow physically and psychologically throughout an Olympic cycle until they achieve the historic qualification for the Tokyo Paralympics.

 

FASHIONSCAPES

JOSEF INTO THE WORLD

MEDITERRANEAN

Andrew Morgan
director

Livia Firth
producer

Guy Beauche
director

Emmanuel Priou
producer

Fred Fougea
director

Gilles Dufraisse
producer

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SYNOPSIS
Fashionscapes is a short form documentary series focusing on sustainable solutions for the fashion industry, and was created by acclaimed and award winning film director, Andrew Morgan, and Livia Firth, founder and Creative Director of globally recognized sustainability consultancy Eco-Age. The first series, Fashionscapes: Forever Tasmania explored the wool supply chain in Tasmania. The second, Fashionscapes: Artisans Guatemaya explored the artisanal production of Guatemala. The third one, Fashionscapes: The Diamonds of Botswana follows Livia in Botswana where she learns first-hand about the impact of diamond mining, The series is available globally on Amazon Prime and Eco-Age TV. Two new editions of the series, Fashionscapes: The Living Wage and Fashionscapes: Circularity, are in production now.

 

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SYNOPSIS
With his curiosity and his boundless passion for travel, Josef follows like a star the advice given by the American poet Jack Kerouac: “There is nowhere to go but everywhere. So keep riding under the stars. “And yet, a few years ago, traveling for Josef was only taking a bus for only three stops. His autistic syndrome made every short trip complicated, especially in crowded places. Since, Josef’s life has changed radically. He travels to the most isolated places with a touch of frivolity At a time when mass tourism is widely developed and travel has never been so easy or more common, Josef, a guide with autism, offers a new approach to travel and a different view of the world.

 

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SYNOPSIS
The great story of Life, in the Mediterranean as elsewhere, is all about a never-ending cycle. It is a region of exuberant biodiversity, from tiny sea horses to huge sperm whales, from short-lived octopus to thousand-year-old olive trees. Life is an everyday struggle, especially since human activities are everywhere and threaten the survival of thousands of species. Mediterranean – Life under siege reveals some incredible stories of animals and plants, under water, on the ground and in the air. It also sheds light on men and women inventing solutions to bring peace in the relationship between humans and their environment.

 

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