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Social issues / Human interest

The Christians of Iraq – Lives in exile

Driven from their homes a year ago by Islamic State, the Christians of Iraq lost everything in just a few hours: house, car, work, but, above all, they lost a part of their dignity. Today, they are settled in Erbil, in Kurdistan Iraq, the final refuge for this rejected minority. They live in camps, in buildings under construction or in caravans. This film takes us to meet Hanna, Zina, Mickaël and Ibrahim, all exiles against their will. Through their daily lives, they tell us of their vision for the future when they feel increasingly unwanted in their own country. They lost everything because they refused to give in to Daech’s terror tactics and renounce...

Maids: Docile and Invisible, a Story on Domestic Worker

In Asia and in the Middle East, in the privacy of families that can act with impunity, over fifteen million housekeepers are victims of slavery: exploited at will, abused, and sometimes raped, these invisible women are the sacrificed workers of the global economy. States, institutions, middlemen... no one is interested in change, despite a smouldering spirit of revolt.

The Frontier is my Country

The Pyrenees: a mountain range of over 623 km that separates France from Spain. Here people live their lives between two countries, two cultures. The frontier is their country, it’s their life. Robert, 44, is in love with a train which used to cross the border: since childhood, Robert is addicted to the history of the mythical trans-Pyrenean train. Jean-Paul, 67, the border markers’ hunter: Jean-Paul spends his days identifying the 602 border markers which set the limits of the frontier. Elisabeth, 44, and her share of Spain in France: Elisabeth is a hairdresser in a unique place in France called Llivia, a Spanish enclave within French...

Women of the Mountains

In Nepal, a country sandwiched between China, Tibet and India, women are still considered second-class citizens. However, three sisters are determined to make a difference and challenge conventions. Lucky, Nicky and Dicky Chhetri refuse to live by their home country’s sexist traditions and buckle under the weight of its customs. Founders of the association Empowering Women of Nepal, the Chhetris devote their time to improving living conditions for Nepalese women, helping them develop the necessary skills to take control of their lives and promoting gender equality. Femmes des montagnes delves into the lives of three sisters and their work with Nepalese...

Sainte Jeanne of Lestonnac - Or die or act

Jeanne de Lestonnac (1556-1640), member of the XVIth Century French nobility, niece of famous Humanist writer Michel de Montaigne and mother of five, one day decided to give it all up and fulfill the dream of her youth. She became the founder of the first female religious order devoted to education to be approved by the Church. For more than 4 hundred years her work has been spreading across the whole world. This film compares the life of Jeanne de Lestonnac and her founding ideas of the XVIIth Century with the current reality of the work of the Company of Mary Our Lady in various parts of the world. The film offers journeys. The first is a journey across...