During the 2014 municipal elections in Saillans (a city in France), a citizens’ list is elected on the basis of a participatory democracy project. The hope raised by this “Republic of Saillans” is immense. Five years later, as the future elections approach, the village meets to draw a first assessment of this political experiment. If no one has forgotten the enthusiasm of the beginnings, exhaustion and disappointment are evident. Will the inhabitants defend the experiment? Will it be extended for a new mandate?
In coproduction with Bocalupo Films & France Télévisions, with the participation of LCP-Assemblée nationale. With the support of CNC, Ministère de la Culture, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Procirep-Angoa and the Fondation Un Monde Par Tous.
In an industrial suburb, two factories face each other. A former paper mill, recently closed, is undergoing a rehabilitation project: graphic designers, designers and illustrators are moving into the former factory and ensuring the transition of the paper industry to the digital age. Across the street, an aluminum forge is threatening to close its doors, a shaky incarnation of an old industrial world in agony. In a final outburst, the employees manage to save their company through a cooperative takeover. In this uncertain territory, what does the future hold? Through these two different worlds, After work makes the portrait of a workers’ city in the midst of change.
Pre-buy Tënk. With the participation of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes & Bourgogne-Franche Comté Regions, the CNC and Procirep/Angoa. With the support of the Syndex Corporate Foundation.
Festivals : États Généraux du Film Documentaire 2020, Corsica Doc, Toiles de Vies. Sélection Toiles du Doc 2021.
On 11 March, 2011, a tsunami of unprecedented magnitude struck the Japanese coast of Tohoku, leaving 20,000 dead. Five years later, the wild winds of madness are still blowing through the ravaged land. From the depths of the sea, the dead come back to haunt the living. A giant sea wall is being erected as a shield against the great wave. This landscape under reconstruction has become a territory of the in-between, where the living and the dead are watching each other and contemplating how they might be connected.
In coproduction with Baldanders Films & Viàvosges. With the support of CNC (FAI & Cosip), Région Normandie, Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Région Île-de-France, Procirep-Angoa & SACEM.
Brouillon d’un rêve (SCAM). IDFA Academy 2017.
World premiere: Cinéma du Réel 2019 / International premiere: IDFA 2019.
Docs Barcelona / Les Escales Documentaires / Interférences / Traces de Vie / Tokyo Documentary Film Festival / Salem Film Fest / EBS Festival / La Manufacture d’Idées / Zones Portuaires / Étonnants Voyageurs / Festival International du Film Insulaire de Groix, Rencontres Ad Hoc, etc… Sélection Images de la Culture / Toiles du Doc 2020. Diffusion Tënk.fr.
In October 2021, a succession of failures in one of the power plant’s reactors led to the first nuclear accident in France. Following massive radioactive fallout, the population was evacuated and the zone was closed to the public. Eight months later, while the authorities already want to turn the page, residents, evacuees, scientists, journalists, and workers in the nuclear industry shed light on this plausible accident scenario and on this possible future. Retour à la Normale is an anticipatory documentary that lets us imagine what the consequences of such a tragedy would be on our lives, and questions us about the civilization that nuclear energy is in the process of shaping.
In coproduction with France Télévisions. With the participation of the CNC, the Regions of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Procirep/Angoa, the Foundation Un Monde Par Tous and crowdfunders. Broadcast on March 11, 2019 on France 3 Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Visa number 150.343.
Le réalisateur part à la recherche des traces du multiculturalisme de l’ancienne Galicie où il découvre, en pays Houtsoules, les traditions et chansons populaires. Elles révèlent l’Histoire traumatique de la région, de cet incroyable vivier de cultures, victime de l’épuration ethnique durant la seconde guerre mondiale. Au fil de sa quête surgit l’emprise de l’Église Uniate et de l’idéologie nationaliste renvoyant ces questions de mémoire au présent.
En coproduction avec Les Films de l’oeil sauvage & TVM Est Parisien. Avec la participation du CNC, de la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, de la Procirep/Angoa, de MEDIA Développement et de la SCAM. Grand prix Traces de Vie 2018 / Sélection Toiles du Doc 2019
An unknown man walks through a ruined city. He picks up the remains of an ancient struggle that is not over. That will not end. This city is Athens, which has become a mythological space, the setting for the hangover of the European crisis. Following in its footsteps, one hears the voices of those who recount their daily life or their political struggles. Cries of denunciation and cries of hope. With this first feature film, Antoine Danis composes the polyphony of a heterodox city that resonates through time. To the rhythm of an organic montage, Athens is transformed into a political narrative. That of contemporary Greece. The rhapsody can here take back its original meaning: it announces the narrative of an epic poem. (Elena Lopez Riera)
In co-production with Les Films de l’œil sauvage, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Le Fresnoy & Minimal Films (Greece)
With the support of the CNC, the Centre du Cinéma Grec, the Rhône-Alpes Region and the Auvergne Region, the SACEM in association with ALCIMÉ (Aubagne International Film Festival).
World premiere at the Entrevues de Belfort 2016 festival
Festivals: Etats Généraux du documentaire de Lussas (2017), Ecrans Documentaires (2017)
A webdocumentary by Fabien BENOIT & Julien MALASSIGNÉ
No es una crisis is an immersion in an European capital in crisis and resistance (Madrid), where the Internet user explores the double laboratory that Spain has become today: a laboratory of a deepening of economic liberalism – and its shock therapy of rigor – but also a laboratory of new social, economic and political practices carried by the citizens. It is therefore a question of showing what an European capital subject to a policy of drastic austerity is, but also of revealing how a civil society could mobilize, beyond age, class or partisan affiliations, to resist what is akin to a parish priest, and rethink the functioning of democracy.
With the support of CNC, Région Rhône-Alpes, the Foundation Un Monde Par Tous and 233 kissbankers. Broadcast on Médiapart, Courrier International, Eldiario.es and Le Soir.be Courrier International Prize for best webdoc 2013
African film productions represent only 3% of the world cinema market. At the beginning of the 21st century this is a terrible observation. Les yeux des autres, la tête ailleurs is questioning the causes and consequences of this low production and distribution of African images both on the continent and internationally. Behind this cinematographic problematic hides many political, economic, social and cultural stakes with devastating consequences. A question arises: what role should be attributed to cinema for societies and people who have so little access to their own image? A cry of hope and resistance is emerging so that Africa and Africans can once again become masters of their imaginations, masters of their destinies.