ARTISTS (documentary series – 17*26′)
A series of 30-minute portraits of contemporary artists. Unique, clear, accessible and enlightening life stories. The idea is to give an intimate and more than simple image of contemporary art personalities, as never seen before.
Pascale Marthine Tayou, Valérie Jouve, Barthélémy Toguo, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Wang Du, Maja Bajevic, Mohamed Bourouissa, Claude Lévêque, Ivan Argote, JonOne, Matali Crasset, M/M (Paris), Mounir Fatmi, Orlan, Emeric Lhuisset, Katerina Jebb, Ali Cherri.… You do not know any of these names? Yet they belong to our generation. They are dynamic, prolix, and internationally famous.
Who are they? Where do they come from? What are they made of? Which shock or emergency, which meeting triggered this ability to create? What do they have to tell us on our world? Their life path is complex and marked by resilience and creation, their careers with hope and success.
When contemporary artists speak out on our society’s issues, they offer an innovative reflexion on problems that usually may look impossible to solve.
Artists share with us their perception of the world and the existential questions that stimulate them and which they express through their work.
No bio, no voice over, no interviewer: 30 minutes face to face to gently travel from the man to the artist, from the ordinary to the extraordinary.
Click for trailer: https://vimeo.com/326739721
Produced by My Whole Project – First broadcast: Numéro 23 (France) – available worldwide
BACK UP! ! (90′ TV movie produced by Madiana Productions – France – 2018)
Directed by Christophe Gros-Dubois. Cast: Astrid Bayiha, Kamal Moumad, Kader Lassina Touré, Sylvain Charbonneau
« Back Up! » is an alternative information web media where journalists investigate crimes involving France’s minorities, called “The Forgotten People of the Republic”. As their renown is growing on social media, they are about to enter a new realm with the involvement of a foreign investor.
A new police blunder in a suburban project catches their attention: Sami Adibi died in the hours following his arrest. They ask their social media followers to give testimonies of past police violence: they want to shine a different light on today’s events and bring about a global reflection on State violence.
Joséphine Bellegarde, a Sociology teacher who lives in the area , tells them about Georges Beltran, a Caribbean activist who mysteriously disappeared in the 90’s. She thinks the French Government is involved in his disappearance. This story from the past and Sami Adibi’s will be covered at the same time by the journalists from “Back Up! ”
The only female journalist of the team, whose nickname is « The Enraged », is chosen to investigate this past story. She will discover the roots of a scandal with consequences still felt today day.
Back Up ! is a fascinating investigative thriller inspired by today’s reality and the success of social media. It leads us from the history of French overseas territories to the Chlordecone health scandal, while exposing the social unrest of France suburban projects.
Click for trailer: http://www.allocine.fr/video/player_gen_cmedia=19585437&cfilm=276658.html
FINAL ACT (France- 6*26′ – 2018)
6 episodes, 6 single-long shots, 23 actors, entirely improvised dialogues
Final Act is an original drama series imagined and directed by Karim Alliane. Each half hour episode is one long-single shot while the dialogues are entirely improvised. This intense dramedy takes you into the life of Max, an Improv Comedian who wants to correct all the mistakes he made in his personal life in one single night. We travel with him in the Parisian night struggling with his crazy life, friends, lovers and daughter during an intense countdown till his best friend’s birthday.
Click for trailer: https://vimeo.com/326615294
(France – Djibouti – 2019 – Feature film produced by Samawada Films / Les Films d’en Face / Conti Films)
This is the last year in High School before going to University: Amina and her two best friends have to chose what they will do next year. Should they stay in Djibouti or go to France to study? A wonderful and sensitive chronicle of girls youth in Africa.
Dhalinyaro received the prize « Regard sur la relève » (« A look at the next generation ») at the Vues d’Afrique Festival in Montreal in April 2019 and has been selected in many festivals around the world. His main actress Amina Mohamed Ali received the Sotigui Award 2019 for Best Eastern African Actress
Click for trailer: https://vimeo.com/379769924