Mois du film documentaire - Prendre la parole

Pour une parole engagée

9 films

Une sélection de documentaires qui traitent d’un engagement social et politique

Mois du film documentaire - Prendre la parole
  • Historical film, Biopic
  • 2020
  • France, Belgium
  • 1h34
by Camille Ponsin

Somewhere in Paris, an old lady awaits a visit. For a long time, she was an ethnologist, specialist of the region of Darfur. The visitors she receives daily do not come here just for tea. What they are looking for is the crucial help that only this 90-year-old woman can give them. All of them are survivors of the genocide that has struck the populations of Darfur since 2003. During each visit, the old lady's apartment becomes the closed doors of an intensely truthful exchange...

  • Historical film
  • 2016
  • France
  • 1h40
by Mariana Otero

Just one year ago, citizens joined together at Place de la République in Paris to demonstrate against labor reforms, the El Khomri law. This rapidly became an opportunity to invent another way of handling politics. It was the beginning of Nuit Debout. The film follows closely this social movement's inner core, a new kind of citizen's and democratic parliament, without representatives or leaders, which attempts to allow everyone the chance to speak. How do we speak in unison without speaking with a single voice?

  • Comedy-drama
  • 2021
  • France
  • 1h49
by Thomas Paulot

The small town of Revin, in the French Ardennes, is preparing to elect its mayor when an unknown character announces he's running for office. This intruder is none other than an actor, who is going to drag the whole town into a political fiction.

  • Historical film
  • 2021
  • 1h23
by Jean-Gabriel Périot

Through the text of Didier Eribon interpreted by Adèle Haenel, Retour à Reims [Fragments] tells in archives an intimate and political story of the French working class from the beginning of the 1950s to today.

  • Biopic
  • 2017
  • France, Egypt
  • 1h23
by Mohamed Siam

Amal is a feisty teenager growing up in postrevolution Egypt while they’re both undergoing a tremendous change. Within a constant political turmoil, Amal searches for her place, identity and sexuality in a patriarchal society. Amal, whose name literally translates to “hope”, is embarking on a 6 year compelling journey from childhood to adulthood. Along the way, she realizes her limited options as a woman living in an Arab police state.

  • 2021
  • 1h08
by Masha Kondakova

Hundreds of Ukrainian women have joined the armed conflict against the Russian separatists. Only a few are allowed to go to the front. Three female soldiers report on their fight against the separatists and patriarchal society.

  • 2022
  • France
  • 1h23
by Patricio Guzmán

“October 2019, an unexpected revolution, a social explosion. One and a half million people demonstrated in the streets of Santiago for more democracy, a more dignified life, a better education, a better health system and a new Constitution. Chile had recovered its memory. The event I had been waiting for since my student struggles in 1973 finally materialized.”

  • 2022
  • France, Switzerland
  • 1h30
by  Alexander Abaturov

À l’été 2021, une vague de chaleur et une sécheresse exceptionnelle provoquent des incendies géants qui ravagent 19 millions d’hectares dans le nord-est de la Sibérie. Dans cette région, au cœur de la taïga, le village de Shologon se voile d’un épais nuage de fumée. Les cendres noires portées par le vent propagent des nouvelles alarmantes : la forêt est en feu et les flammes approchent. Abandonnés par l’État, les habitants se mobilisent pour affronter le Dragon. Téléchargement disponible à partir du 1er novembre

  • Adventure
  • 2023
  • France, Senegal
  • 1h33
by Thierno Souleymane Diallo

In 1953, Mamadou Touré directed the film “Mouramani”, a film considered as the first ever made by a black French-speaking director. However, the mystery remains. No one knows where to find a print, neither if one even exists. “The Cemetery of Cinema” is the search for that film, also an ode to cinema, both the kind we watch and the kind we make. A road-movie from east to west, north to south, a film full of love, humor and tenderness towards his peers and the new generation to come but also a quest as Souleymane marches with a sign demanding “Mouramani”’s return…

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