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Parenting
ADOPTION: THE DAY I MET MY CHILD // 85' - 2013

The arrival of a child is a mini revolution: it turns a household upside down. Valérie, Thierry, Steve and Richere have always dreamed of being parents. For them, adoption is the only way to make the dream a reality. Whether on their own or in a couple, achieving their goal has involved endless red tape, interminable delays and considerable expense. For the adoptive parents and adopted children alike, it’s the start of a new life.
For several months, we followed them through the adoption...

Parenting
WONDERFUL PARENTS // 82' - 2012

Five couples, all parents for better... and sometimes for worse!
Harassed by their children, judged by the adults in their circle, torn between guilt and the desire to do the right thing, they feel confused.
Liberated from the rules of classic documentary making, this real-life family drama gives our protagonists the chance to participate in a joint adventure, during which they meet up in group therapy sessions to talk about the trials, tribulations and delights of parenthood.

Parenting
ORPHANED CHILDREN: A RIGHT TO BE LOVED // 85' - 2012

The orphanages are full of abandoned children who dream of finding a father and mother. In the Ukraine, Maxim, Valentyn and Sacha’s lives were changed thanks to 42-year-old Agnès and Laurent, who, despite the boys’ medical conditions, had no hesitation in adopting them. Parenthood has meant a whole new routine for the couple, who have taken parental leave so that they can bring up the 3 boys and take them to their appointments with the specialists... While doing everything in their power to...

Parenting
LIFE OF AN INVALID // 29' - 2012

A moving and optimistic documentary directed by the actress Alexandra LAMY about the battle being fought by a family she met in the region in which she grew up, the Cévennes.
The story concerns 6-year-old Louis, who suffers from a rare illness. It’s a moving tale of solitude, lack of treatment, exclusion and sacrifice... but also one of a passion for life, of courage and the ability to surmount one’s fears in order to remain happy despite everything!

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FOR THE CHILDREN OF CAMBODIA // 29' - 2012

This is the story of a love affair between a French couple, Sandra and Gilles, and a country, Cambodia. The pair gave up everything to devote their lives to helping Cambodian children. In this country, in which 30% of the population lives beneath the poverty line, children are the first to suffer, forced to work to help their parents and sometimes even sold to prostitution rings.
The plight of these children first came to Sandra’s attention in the 1990s when she was on an assignment for...

Parenting
LITTLE GENIUSES // 31' - 2011

What is a gifted child? What is a child prodigy? How should a child’s talents be channelled, whether artistic, sporting or intellectual? What is life like for these little geniuses? Ilan Zajtmann is 10. He started playing piano at the of three-and-a-half and has all the hallmarks of a budding concert pianist. Morgan Detrez is 11. The French gymnastics team is pinning its hopes on her for the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil. In the meantime, she’s aiming to be the French national champion. Téo has...

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SEXUALITY : TEENAGERS IN DANGER // 52' - 2010

Our teenagers have a new dangerous code that put them into danger : they like to adopt a risky behavior full of excess to valorize themselves, especially in sexuality.
Their sexuality is expressed often through the new technologies prism, internet and mobile phones, out of their parents’ control.
Who are the ones who cross the line of a transgressed sexuality in a context of over media coverage of the body image ?
What are the consequences on their relation to the others,...

Parenting
EVERYTHING FOR MY BABY // 52' - 2010

During those crisis periods, people are turning back to a blue chip : family. With an average of 2 children per woman, France is the European country the most fertile. And for 20 years a trend has appeared that gives a bigger and bigger place to newborn babies.
We are ready to economize on everything except what is for the babies’ welfare, and childcare protagonists understood it. Multiple produces and services feed the economical activity’s boom focused on childcare. Dietetic, personal...

Parenting
THE WORLD AND US – 15 YEAR-OLDS // 90' - 2009

Who are they and what are their dreams ? From privileged backgrounds or apprentices, student fishermen and farmers, these 15-year-olds invite us to share their daily lives, their joys and their sorrows. Parents, love, sexuality, studies, work, politics… Teenagers full of life, astonishingly mature and clear about the world around them.

Parenting
SUCCESS SCHOOL // 26' - 2008

The exemplary story of a group of young people from disadvantaged areas and schools qualified as ZEPS (areas targeted for special help in education) as they join a class in a prestigious college to prepare them for the entrance to the Grandes Ecoles de commerce (the competitive-entrance, higher education business administration school). A human and political gamble falling within the scope of the equal opportunity law.


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