The names of the four web-documentaries which will compete in the Mediterranean Multimedia category for PriMed 2016 have just been announced:
– CASQUES SUR LE FRONT Robin BRAQUET and Flavian CHARUEL
– CHRETIENS, JUIFS, MUSULMANS: DES LIEUX SAINTS EN PARTAGE Véronique BARRAL
– FARSELONA Kika SERRA and Paty GODOY
– TROUBLED WATERS Isabelle SYLVESTRE
Click here to see the complete list of films chosen for PriMed 2016.
The 20th PriMed, the Prix International du Documentaire et du Reportage Méditerranéen, will take place from November 20th to 26th 2016 in Marseille.
CASQUES SUR LE FRONT
Directors: Robin BRAQUET (France) and Flavian CHARUEL (France)
Production : Robin BRAQUET (France) and Flavian CHARUEL (France)
They weren’t soldiers, but nevertheless they became caught up in the war. The Syrian “white helmets” bring relief to those cut off by the fighting, suffering the regime’s daily bombardments. Former teachers, bakers, engineers, students – the members of the Syrian Civil Defence have a principle of neutrality. They regularly cross the border illegally to train in Turkey. Before returning to the heart of the war.
The web documentary “Casques sur le front” films these “white helmets” as they train in Adana, Turkey.
Robin BRAQUET and Flavian CHARUEL
When they began “Casques sur le front” Robin Braquet and Flavian Charuel were finishing their journalism course at the Institut Français de Presse (IFP) in Paris. Today Flavian CHAREUL is an independent journalist in Columbia. Robin BRAQUET works with a Paris production company. Since the broadcast in June 2015 of this film, both have made further documentaries.
CHRETIENS, JUIFS, MUSULMANS : DES LIEUX SAINTS EN PARTAGE
Director: Véronique BARRAL (France)
Production : RFI (France), France Médias Monde (France), MuCEM (France)
Although for centuries doctrinal differences have set the three monotheistic religions against each another, causing countless confrontations, unlikely reconciliation does sometimes occur. This phenomenon can still be seen today, especially in the Mediterranean, where Christians, Jews and Muslims share biblical figures, saints and holy places.
Discover some of them and by following the commentaries of Dionigi Albera and Manoel Pénicaud, anthropologists and commissioners at MuCEM, begin to understand more about these unexpected, often misunderstood reconciliations. Manoel Pénicaud’s photography reveals the beauty of places brimming with historical associations and breathtaking moments of inter-religious exchanges and mystical sharing.
Véronique BARRAL is a journalist with Radio France Internationale (RFI). She began her professional career at RFI as one of the channel’s magazine directors before joining the Internet editors, working on the website’s editorial developments. She is currently a multimedia journalist in New Media.
Directors : Kika SERRA (Brazil) and Paty GODOY (Mexico)
Production : Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
In the web doc “Farselona.com” we discover little known aspects of Barcelona: the transformation of the old district round the cathedral in what is today known as the Gothic Quarter. Narrated by a newly-arrived student who decides to live in the medieval old town, the web doc explains the district’s origin through interviews with historians, architects and other experts. The multimedia experience invites us to reflect on our environment and be wary of the official version of history. Today mass tourism causes tension among the city’s inhabitants. With this documentary we can see that the strategy to develop Barcelona as a consumer product comes from other countries and that ideologies can be used not only to reconstruct a historical past but also an urban past.
Kika SERRA and Paty GODOY
Kika Serra was born in Brazil. She is the author of several historical documentaries on topics such as the 1970’s urban guerrillas in Brazil, the impact of modern technologies on recording Brazilian music and the evolution of Rio de Janeiro from a swampy colonial outpost to a metropolis.
Based in Spain since 2014, she is the author and co-director of the web documentary “Farselona”.
Paty Godoy is a video journalist and reporter. She is Spain correspondent for the Mexican newspaper Excelsior and the television channel Cadena Tres. She also works on the travel and culture magazine, Altaïr Magazine and for the North American production company Storyhunter. She studied broadcasting at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
Director : Isabelle SYLVESTRE (France, Canada)
Production : Honkytonk Films (France)
For two years documentary film-maker Isabelle Sylvestre travelled across Europe to see how Europeans are facing up to an alarming ecological situation.
Major political “indecisions”, between a better regulation for the environment and the weight of industrial lobbies; from the difficult management of “green” ports fighting illegal discharges from container ships to the Zero Waste Plan in some areas; from the growing awareness of young fishermen to the impact of the crisis on waste management in major cities; the hell of landfills but also “informal” common sense initiatives, Isabelle Sylvestre met Europeans who, in their own way, are trying to change things – or not.
Isabelle SYLVESTRE is a sociologist of the new media and new technologies, and documentary film-maker.
For ten years she worked in France, mainly for the Franco-Belgian documentary strand “Striptease” on France 3.
She has directed several documentaries in various countries, particularly in the Middle East, Europe and North America. She currently teaches writing documentary films.