In this selection of films, we will go in the heart of public debates dealing with global and, so to speak, trendy stakes: environment, energy, the diversity of species and peoples, food security, world governance… given today’s complexities, the list is long. Far from political forums, documentary cinema seems to have a role to play in increasing public awareness of the most urgent community issues. Filmmakers from wide and far, all committed in their own way, will tell us stories of men and women, of ethnic groups and peoples, who’s livelihood is endangered, who’s identity is threatened, who’s future is corrupted. These investigations will take us beyond the borders of the countries at stake, echoing universal questions. They affect us all, both today and tomorrow.
- HELL IN PARADISE (50′)
a film by Frank GARBELY Agrofuels: from a miraculous solution to a scenario of horror
- DIOXIN’S CHILDREN (52′)
a film by Dierk Ludwig SCHAAF « Agent Orange », a dreadful chemical weapon and its ravages in Vietnam
- THE LAST VILLAGE (52′)
a film by QIU Xiaojun Can desertification in China be stopped?
- HEAVY METAL (52′)
a film by JIN Huaqing An army of « green soldiers » dismantles metallic waste, often at price of their health