|Poster / Affiche 2013 (Artist / Artiste: Ralph Auguste Maingrette|
Musée de la Civilisation
(Last updated / Dernière mis-a-jour: November 22 Novembre 2013
Films are listed in ascending order – the most recently seen on the top
Films sont énumérés par ordre – le plus récemment vu sur le haut de la page)
Sé / Destiny / Destin, Canada 2012, 10m, Denyse Beaudry / Marie Bourbeau
Moi Zaphira, Burkina Faso 2012, 105m, Apolline Traoré
A Day with … Moussa / Une Journée avec … Moussa, Senegal / Sénégal 2011, 13m, Ndaye Souna Dieye
Moussa lives in Bargny Gueth, a seaside community just a few kilometers away from Dakar. He is 7-years-old and though he must still attend school, his destiny to be a fisherman like his father and his brothers before him is already predetermined.
Moussa habite Bargny Gueth, une communauté balnéaire à quelques kilomètres de Dakar. Il est âgé de 7 ans et même si il doit encore aller à l'école, son destin d'être un pêcheur comme son père et ses frères avant lui est déjà prédéterminé.
Yasmina et Mohammed, France 2011, 63m, Régine Abadia
A portrait of Algerian novelist Yasmina Khadra, that takes a look at his complex personality and how his body of works is a reflection of the history of Algeria since its independence. His real name is Mohammed Moulessehoul. While serving as an army officer during the bloody civil war against Islamic extremists in the 1990s, he spent his sleepless nights writing novels. To protect himself against reprimands from the Algerian army, he published under above mentioned pseudonym which combines the two first names of his wife.
Only Dead Fish Swim with the Stream / Seuls les Poissons Morts Suivent le Courant, Reunion / Réunion 2012, 29m, Erika Etangsalé
30 years ago, Yves left Reunion to work in France; his son, David, has decided to return. This causes Yves to question all that he has done.
The Unbelievers / Les Mécréants, Morocco / Maroc / Switzerland / Suisse 2011, 88m, Mohcine Besri
On the Road to My Dream / Sur la Route de Mon Rêve, Cameroon / Cameroun 2013, 3m, Jean Ndoumbe
Schools in Haiti / Écoles en Haïti, France / Haiti / Haïti 2012, 80m, Didier Mauro
An examination of the educational system in Haiti, showing the courage and determination to learn despite the overwhelming socio-economic difficulties exacerbated by natural disasters such as the 2010 earthquake.
The Irresistible Rise of Moïse Katumbi / L'Irrésistible Ascension de Moïse Katumbi, Belgium / Belgique 2013, 80m, Thierry Michel
Robert Mugabe … What Happened? / Robert Mugabe ... Ce Qui C’est Passé?, United Kingdom / Royaume-Uni / Zimbabwe 2011, 85m, Simon Bright
This controversial film examines the history of Zimbabwe through Robert Mugabe who has ruled the country since 1980. Once hailed as a hero and the man who would have led Zimbabwe on the road to freedom and prosperity, Mugabe has engaged in a brutal ‘civil war’ against his own people, quelling all opposition in order to remain in power. The story of a man endowed with great promise and potential being corrupted by his position of power.
The Innocent / L’Innocent, Cameroon / Cameroun 2013, 5m, Yves Bertin Djime
Sept ans après son premier film de 2005 "Les Gardiens de Leurs Frères, Orphelins du Sida", la cinéaste Catherine Mullins retourne à la Zambie pour voir comment les deux familles orphelines se portent.
Winter of Discontent, Egypt / Égypte 2011, 94m, Ibrahim El Batout
Socio-political drama that is intended to convey the spirit behind the protests in Tahrir Square Cairo January 2011 that led to the forced resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. A sober and uncompromising look into the police torture of dissidents. The film centers mainly on activist and filmmaker Amr, security officer Adel who finds new and horrendous ways to torture his victims and state TV announcer Farah who defies her bosses by seeking the truth.
Diary of a Forced Laborer / Le Journal d’un Galérien, Canada 2012, 7m, Nadia Zouaui
A portrait of Algerian journalist Mustapha Chefli who since living in exile in Montreal communicates to others through a small journal.
Un portrait du journaliste Algérien Mustapha Chefli qui, depuis qu’il vit en exil à Montréal, communique aux autres grâce à un petit journal.
Create to Recreate / Créer pour se Recréer, Canada 2012, 13m, Radu Juster
Angélique Kidjo, Canada 2013, 43m, Sophie Langlois
Angélique Kidjo is a singer-songwriter and activist born in 1960 in the Beninese village of Cotonou. In this documentary (produced for Radio-Canada’s weekly television series “Une Heure sur Terre”) journalist and African correspondent Sophie Langlois gives an exceptional portrait of this world-renowned, Grammy award-winning artist. Angélique has been called by Time Magazine Africa’s premier Diva and is considered to be one of the top 100 most influential women in the world. Sophie follows the singer in New York (where she presently resides), Montreal (she is a regular at the Jazz Festival) and in Benin.