Last shoot in Paris with Mohammad and my friend DOP Lionel Issy Schwart before I leave for Cape Town. But not the last day of filming, far from it… I’ll be back…
We’re all rather emotional in front of the Tour Eiffel…
Yay. Screening in the Electic Lounge in Venice Beach, Los Angeles at the Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival.
Many thanks to Feda Sideroff and team!
I have been filming Syrian chef Mohammad Elkhady for several months now. Each time it is an immense pleasure marked by his generosity and inevitably accompanied by a delicious feast. This barbecue at the Parc de Créteil was no exception. Awesome.
Exciting to meeting these awesome ladies…
And in the meantime at Zongo nunnery: Thunderstorms, torrential rain, flooding and caterpillars for dinner… Loved every minute of it!
Working with the UNHCR on a couple of multimedia pieces… Great team, fantastic stories… Here with Céline Schmitt, UNHCR and Sister Maria, 82, still a dedicated and energetic midwife… “My hands have delivered more then 30.000 babies”
Simultaneous translation checking. Click language with the Kalahari San in one room, Japanese with the Ama divers next door = Acute Schizophrenia.
“Congratulations from the festival team! We are really glad to tell you that your film “Kgonta Bo” received a “Special Mention” by the International Jury in the XXVI “Rassegna del Cinema Archeologico di Rovereto”, organized by the Fondazione Museo Civico in Rovereto, Italy ( oct 6-10, 2015). The competition was of a very high level and tough. However, the content of your film (subject/story, researchers’ work and photography), the contribution of the bushmen to the comprehension of objects that the researchers were not able to interpret, the sensitiveness and sense of humour, the insight on this local culture at risk… were very appreciated by the jury.”
Awesome experience to have been able to share the film with Kgonta Bo and his family – uncontrollable giggling, a permanent flow of live commentary, tears – it was a roller coaster of emotions in our make-shift bush cinema. What a humbling and unforgettable moment… Precious…
Intense shoot in the Japanese Sea with the traditional, hard-core, real Mccoy Ama community from Hegura Island! An amazing time and true privilege to live, only made possible thanks to Ann Mcdonald’s insider’s introduction, Makiko Segawa’s patient translations and Go Tabinuki’s amazing underwater footage. A new collaboration with MC4 for Planète Thalassa and NHK World.
Back to Botswana withe the one and only Lionel Ist Schwart
For further info, check out Julienne du Toit and Chris Marais’s awesome website: http://karoospace.co.za/karoo-fracking-perfect-storm-pearston/
Partners at this year’s 25 edition of the festival Étonnants Voyageurs (Amazing travellers), France 5 has chosen A shaman’s journey to open the Festival. First screening at 19h30 in the Grand Palais of Saint Malo. Second screening and debate the day after at 15h30.