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Religion
SAINT MARTIN, 1700 YEARS OF SHARING // 52' - 2016

In the harsh winter of 324, a dazzling cavalry officer from the Roman Imperial Guard stop his horse in front of a nearly naked man, then take from his shoulders his immense white cloak, made from two pieces of fabric, one lined with sheepskin, and separate the two parts with his sword to make the unfortunate wretch warm. His charitable gesture contains all the force of this emblematic character from the dawn of Western Christianity.

In 2016, we shall be celebrating the 1700th...

Religion
DON GIACOMO ALBERIONE, PUBLISHER OF GOD // 52' - 2015

In the early XX° century, in a context of industrial revolution and global wars, the Church realized new ways of conveying the Word of God had to be found. Father Giacomo Alberione, a young priest from Northern Italy, settled to the task, anticipating in many aspects the results of Vatican II Council. Founder of one of Italy's most important press empires, he was a very important actor of the great transformation of the Church and of its conception of communication that took place in the XX°...

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A CRAZY HOPE // 52' - 2015

This crazy dream belongs to a man who almost lost his mind, and who, having recovered from his own illness, has devoted himself to helping the poorest of Africa’s sick: the insane.

In the big cities of Africa, the mentally ill can be seen wandering the streets, yelling and shouting, often completely naked and feeding here and there on waste. In the countryside, their helpless families respond by chaining them to trees, so that they cannot leave, hurt anyone or disappear.

Religion
CATHOLICS, THE NEW GENERATION // 52' - 2014

Since the “Manif Pour Tous” against the opening of marriage to same sex couples, a new militant wind is blowing amongst Catholics.
France, the country of secularism, has often mistreated them. But now, with Taubira’s “marriage for everyone” bill, they are waking up and revealing themselves.
They are between 20 and 27 years old. They are polite, well dressed and in higher education. Uninhibited and sharing none of their parents’ reserve, they have decided to affirm their faith and...

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DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES // 165' - 2013

Composed by Francis Poulenc and based on a play by Georges Bernanos, "Dialogues of the Carmelites" is one of the masterpieces of 20th century French opera. The originality of its historical context and its protagonists make it a wonderful parable about life, death, relationships, and of course God.
Recorded at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the music of Poulenc and Bernanos words are further enhanced by the staging of the iconoclast Olivier Py and talent of an exceptional cast.

Religion
MY PRIEST IS CONGOLESE // 52' - 2013

Barthélémy Binia, a priest in Haute-Vienne, comes from the Republic of Congo. Open to all cultures and beliefs, Father Barthélémy’s masses have such swing to them that the “Black priest of the Limousin” has become the local do-gooders’ darling! However, between lack of money and fear of being deported like any other immigrant worker, his daily life is not always easy... Meanwhile, he is initiating a young priest newly arrived from Africa into the customs of deepest, rural France!

Religion
THE HILL OF CROSSES, THE SPIRIT OF A PEOPLE // 52’ - 2013

In the heart of Lithuania stands an astonishing hill completely covered with crosses.
Since its origin, dating back to the 19th century, the hill has been a symbol of the Lithuanian people's resistance in the presence of their oppressors. Facing attacks from various sides, Lithuania put up a spiritual resistance.
Indeed, in that country, faith is an act of resistance and the Hill of Crosses, standing as Lithuania's living memory, is to today's world a reminder of the great...

Religion
IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER // 48' - 2010

They are 24, 28 and 30 and share a common desire: to embody the word of God. Through their youth, their outspokenness, their atypical life stories and their different personalities, these 21st century seminarians shed a new light on the meaning of this vocation and, in a broader sense, the renunciation of a way of life and commitment to another.
A documentary directed by the french actress Virginie Ledoyen.

Religion
A SECRET GARDEN // 52' - 2010

The monastery of St Clare in Jerusalem has withstood both time and conflict for more than 120 years. Despite the wars that have torn the Holy Land apart throughout its history, the nuns of the order of St Clare have worked continuously for peace and unity through inter-religious dialogue.
Today, the convent is once more threatened by an invisible but formidible danger… the ageing of its residents combined with a vocation crisis.
What will become of the nuns if the convent has to...

Religion
THE STONES' SPIRIT // 52' - 2010

Every year, million of people enter into cathedrals. Young, old, men or women, they admire the nave silently, gathered in the same fascination.
This documentary makes us discover these sacred monuments to the quest of a spirit, the stone spirit. Fed with this spirit, sometimes for religious reasons, but also for the aesthetic choc felt in front of the huge arches that are going up to the sky, the play of light and shadow between the columns and the stained glass windows’ dazzler, we...

Religion
MOVIMENTO // 52' - 2008

This portrait of Frère Betto, a leading figure in the social struggle in Brazil, takes us back to the roots of the country’s social movements, examining their political and social context at each stage of their development, from the first hours of the dictatorship in 1964 to the current day.

Frère Betto’s destiny is inextricably linked with the evolution of the popular movements in Brazil, which gave rise to great leaders such as the current president, Lula, and provide us with...

Religion
NEW YORK, SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL... A BUSINESS OF SCRUPLES // 52 - 2008

The French-speaking Church in New York is threatened with closure.

The Bishop of New York is contemplating the closure of fifteen Catholic churches in the city. Amongst them is the French church of Saint-Vincent de Paul, founded by the Pères de la Miséricorde in 1841, the only French-speaking church in the United States.

The parishioners have joined forces to save their church, which has seen an increase in attendance thanks to the growing number of...

Religion
BOY SCOUTS STORIES // 52' - 2007

July 1907-July 2007. 100 years ago, Baden Powell funded scouting, organizing the first scout camp in the British island Brownsea.
A century later, scouts of the Paris neighborhood are going to a spring camp quite original : on boats on the Sarthe river.
Following them on a daily basis, from lock to bivouacs, we discover the scouting of today, probably a little more relax, but still hierarchical and structured. It also goes back to ancient camps’ spirit : sleeping under a tent,...


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