Contre l'Oubli (Against Oblivion) is a compilation of 30 French filmmakers, Alain Resnais and Jean Luc Godard among them, who use film to make a plea on behalf of a political prisoner. Jean...
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Les Tetes Brulees play Bikutsi music, an ancient rhythm from the rain- forest region of western Cameroon. Bikutsi is the music of the Beti tribe, traditionally played on a "balafon" and ... See full summary »
Beautiful Daiga has emigrated from Lithuania to Paris and is looking for a place to stay and work. Theo is a struggling musician, and his brother Camille - a transvestite dancer. One of ... See full summary »
The french choreographer Mathilde Monnier and her preparation for her next performance is the main focus of this documentary. The choreography's practices and the bodies, everything is ... See full summary »
Having packed up her possessions to move in with her lover, Laure is more unsettled than she appears. Needing to get out and have a change of scenery, she jumps in her car to go to have ... See full summary »
Hélène de Saint-Père
Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old ... See full summary »
A young French woman returns to the vast silence of West Africa to contemplate her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family's houseboy, ... See full summary »
Isaach De Bankolé,
Contre l'Oubli (Against Oblivion) is a compilation of 30 French filmmakers, Alain Resnais and Jean Luc Godard among them, who use film to make a plea on behalf of a political prisoner. Jean Luc Godard and Anne Marie Mieville's film concerns the plight of Thomas Wanggai, West Papuan activist who has since died in prison. The short films were commissioned by Amnesty International.Written by
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Of the segments in this portmanteau Amnesty International sponsored documentary feature, I have only seen the 3 minute one in which renowned photographer Henri Cartier Bresson reads a letter on the soundtrack addressed to the then President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.He calls out the leader of that country for allowing the killing, in 1989, in a border area near Senegal, of two little boys, the sheperd Mamadou Ba and his brother Abdoulaye. As we hear his words ,we see examples of the photographer's work showing people like the boys in their African landscapes.The segment ends with the plaintive appeal that "It is a duty to protect the magic of childhood."The segment is accessible on a two disc set of Cartier Bresson's own films, and films about him, that came out in 2010.I would like to see the other segments.
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