Category: Mediterranean Memory 2011

DAMASCUS ROOF AND TALES OF PARADISE

DAMASCUS ROOF AND TALES OF PARADISE by Soudade KAADAN 52 minutes, 2010 Production : Aljazeera Documentary Channel / QATAR Syria has a strong tradition of stories and folk tales: full of colourful images – flying fish and friendly serpents, they are passed down from father to son. However, as the years go by these stories …

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FRANCOIS MITERRAND ALGERIAN WAR

FRANCOIS MITERRAND ALGERIAN WAR by Frédéric BRUNNQUELL 70 minutes, 2010 Production : 2P2L, avec la participation de France Télévisions / France Final taboo or macabre revelation? Whichever you choose, Frédéric Brunnquell’s documentary with historians Benjamin Stora and François Malye, reveals a very shadowy area of François Mitterand’s political career, between 1956 and 1957 when he …

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ABDLEKRIM AND THE RIF WAR

ABDLEKRIM AND THE RIF WAR by Daniel CLING 50 minutes, 2010 Production : ISKRA, Cinemaat Productions, Real Productions, ARTE France, CRRAV Nord-Pas-de-Calais, CNC / France The Rif War, from 1920 to 1926 in the depths of Morocco, put down a tribal rebellion led by Abdelkrim. Who remembers it? While the wars of Indochina, Vietnam and …

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70 YEARS OF SILENCE– SPAIN, PASSING DOWN MEMORIES

70 YEARS OF SILENCE – SPAIN, PASSING DOWN MEMORIES by Emile NAVARRO 54 minutes, 2010 Production :504 Productions / France When Franco died in 1975, he had already organised his succession, so the transfer of power would be without problems. A transition orchestrated by the new king, Juan Carlos, to prevent recriminations and avoid the …

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ISLANDS OF ROSES – FREEDOM IS FRIGHTENING

ISLANDS OF ROSES – FREEDOM IS FRIGHTENING by Stefano BISULLI and Roberto NACCARI 58 minutes, 2009 Production : Cinematica Italie Summer 1968. Off the coast of Rimini, on the Adriatic, an engineer proclaims an independent state – on a platform built by himself. The birth of the Free Territory of the Island of Roses. The …

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