Meeting NeanderthalThe ProphecyThe Enigma Of The Great Menhir The Passion Of PlanaltinaBrother Sylvestre, Saint and SorcererPeoples Of The Ring

Meeting Neanderthal

*** Best Archaeology Film ***

Arkhaios Cultural Heritage and Archaeology Film Festival 2020

*** Youth Prize – Narbonne Archaeology Film Fest (France) 2019 ***

*** ArcheoVisiva Prize – Licodia Eubea Film Fest (Italy) 2019 ***

Documentary – Science – 52 minutes – Coproduction Fred Hilgemann Films / ARTE France / France Télévisions / Inrap with the support of CNC and Procirep-Angoa 2019

Written & directed by Rob Hope & Pascal Cuissot

Scientific Advisor: Ludovic Slimak (CNRS – University of Toulouse)

International Sales : Beliane

Synopsis

Back on the tracks of the mysterious Neanderthal people who lived in North-West Europe for 200 000 years, in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and South England, long before the Channel or the North Sea, we discover the way of life of those who happened to be the first European people. Thanks to their archaeological and anthropological marks in the landscapes, we understand their deep connection with the environment.

The Prophecy

A Warning Of Climate Change In Alaska

*** Best Environmental Film – We The People – London – 2018 ***

Narrator: Laura Benson

Documentary – Environment – 52 minutes – Coproduction Fred Hilgemann Films / French Connection Films (France) & Trakovky Film (USA) / M-Media / Cinefeel, with the support of CNC – 2017

Written and directed by Dmitry Trakovsky & Paloma Veinstein
Original Soundtrak: Paul Tyan
Additional Soundtrack: Hildur Guonadottir

Berlinale Talents 2017: the composer Paul Tyan talks about the creation of the original music of « The Prophecy »

International Sales: Beliane 

Synopsis

Decades before scientists recognized the looming dangers of climate change, the elders of one of Alaska’s indigenous groups, the Yupik people, shared a profound warning with their children. « When the world changes », they said, « the weather will change along with the people ».

Over fifty years later, the impact of climate change on Alaska’s environment and population is becoming more and more visible. The Central Alaskan Yupik people, who have retained their native language and culture despite centuries of Russian and American influence, now face their toughest challenge yet. How will this society, which is so close to nature, adapt to the changing natural landscape around them?

Does their experience prefigure our own global future?

Selections

International Nature Film Fest of Godollo (Hungary) 2019
We The People, London 2018
Gare aux Docs, Paris 2018
Voices Of The Water (India) 2018
Les Conviviales de Nannay (France) 2018
Intl Film Fest. Rabat (Morroco) 2017
Festival Atmosphères (France) 2017
We Love Green, Paris 2017

The Enigma Of The Great Menhir

*** Jury Award – Cinearchea (Germany) 2017 ***

*** Jury Award – FIFAN (Switzerland) 2016 ***

*** Great Prize – Narbonne (France) 2016 ***

*** Best Archaeology Film – Athens (Greece) 2017 ***

*** Best Cinematography – Arkhaios (USA) 2016 ***

Documentary – Science – 52 minutes – Coproduction FHF / France Télévisions / TRV / Tebeo / Tebesud / Morbihan District / National Monuments Center & Nantes National School of Architecture, with the support of CNC and Procirep-Angoa 2016

Written & directed par Marie-Anne Sorba & Jean-Marc Cazenave
Scientific Advisor: Serge Cassen (CNRS-University of Nantes)

International Sales: Beliane

Synopsis

Seven thousand years ago, peoples living on the Atlantic shores erected thousands of gigantic stones in Western Europe. A millennium before the first cuneiform alphabets of Mesopotamia or Egyptian hieroglyphics, they engraved stylized signs that has long remained a mystery. From the beginning of the 2010s, an international team of archaeologists led by France’s Serge Cassen, has been able to decipher that original language, shared by all the Atlantic cultures during the Neolithic. Based on new techniques of aerial and underwater surveys, as well as on spectacular 3D reconstructions, this discovery changes our look on European Prehistory forever. Between history and myth, the megalithic monuments now tell us an ancient story, that stretches back to the roots of all Atlantic cultures : the epic expressions of the first sailors conquering the Ocean…

Festivals

ArcheOlonna (France) 2019
Firenze Archeofestival (Italy) 2018
Palaeomovies Film Festival, Trieste (Italy) 2017
P’tit Festival d’Archéologie de Rochefort (Belgium) 2017
Rassegna del Documentario e della Communicazione Archeologica, Licodia Eubea (Italy) 2017
Cinarchea, Kiel (Germany) 2017
FIFAN, Nyon (Switzerland) 2017
Arkhaios Cultural Heritage And Archaeology Film Festival, Hilton Head Island SC (USA), 2016
Intl Film Fest of Archaeology AGON, Athens (Greece) 2016
Archaeology Film Fest, Bordeaux ICRONOS (France) 2016
Archaeology Film Fest, Clermont-Ferrand (France) 2016
Pariscience (France) 2016
Rassegna internazionale del cinema archeologico, Rovereto (Italy) 2016
Archaeological Meeting of Narbonne ARKAM (France) 2016
Archaeology Film Fest, Amiens (France) 2016

Special screenings

National Days of Archaeology (France) 2016-2019
Ciné au Palais, Lausanne (Switzerland) 2018
Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint-Petersburg, Intl. Symposium “The Art of the Stone Age” 2017

NaexusGM

Based on recent archaeological discoveries and 3D reconstitutions, this short film was especially created by FHF for the experimental panoramic screen called Naexus 2.0. Named after Star Trek serial’s mysterious magnetic field due to its spheric structure the 5.1 screen was designed by Nantes National School of Architecture (France), with the former collaboration of Dessau Bahaus University (Germany). Presented with Naexus 2.0 by the District of Morbihan to the 2015 Innovative SHS Exhibition to the Cité des Sciences (Paris) as a tool for the enhancement of the archaeological heritage, “The Missing Stele” has already been seen by more than 100,000 persons during events such as sailing races (Spi Ouest-France) and days of Archaeology.

The Passion Of Planaltina

Documentary – Religion – 52 minutes – Coproduction Fred Hilgemann Films / KTO, with the support of CNC 2013

Written and directed by Marie-Anne Sorba

Original language: Portuguese (Brazil) STF / ST ENG

Synopsis

Holy Week in Planaltina-DF, Brazil. Saulo (Jesus), Preto (Judas) Paulo (Pilate) and the 1100 actors of the Via Sacra are about to replay the last moments of Jesus Christ’s life in front of up 200,000 perSounds on the slopes of the Mount of the Chapel. Created by the former priest of Planaltina in 1973, this cultural event in now part of the Brazilian national heritage. From the performance to the backstage, following the main characters in their daily life and at work, we discover a society where men are led to the future by the power of dream and faith.

Festivals

Farel Prize, Neuchâtel (Switzerland) 2014
Bobines du Sacré, Lyon (France) 2014
Religion Today, Trento (Italy) 2013

Brother Sylvestre, Saint And Sorcerer

Narrator: Michael Lonsdale

Documentary – African Development – 52 minutes – Fred Hilgemann Films / KTO TV (France) / TV2000 (Italy) / RTB/TNB (Burkina Faso), with the support of CNC and Procirep-Angoa 2013

Written and directed by Charles H. de Brantes & Jean-Marc Cazenave

Synopsis

Born in an Italian winegrowers family, Brother Sylvestre Pia dedicated 45 years of his life to fight against poverty in Burkina Faso – Western Africa. Died at 83 in the village of Goundi, he is the only foreigner who received National funeral folllowing the rites of Mossi tribe. Ten years later, Charles, the director of the film, comes back to Goundi where he had met Sylvestre in 1975 and understands that today, is considered as a figure in the history of Burkina in the twentieth century and many, in Africa and Europe, consider that he is a saint.

Festivals

Africadocs 2013, Porto Novo (Benin)
Rabat International Film Festival 2013 (Morocco)
FESPACO 2013, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
Cannes International PanAfrican Film Festival 2013 (France)

Peoples Of The Ring

*** Best Use Of Ethnography – The Archaeology Channel Intl Film & Video Festival (USA) 2014 ***

Documentary – Science – 52 minutes – Coproduction EKLA prod. / TVR / Tebeo / Tebesud, with the support of CNC and Procirep-Angoa 2011

Synopsis

Seven thousands years ago, in the Breton peninsula, men of the Neolithic carved ​​thousands of rings out of greenstones. Some of those rings were made of from jade, which is an extremely rare. Those have been found in the tombs of the highest dignitaries of the megalithic civilisation in the fifth millennium. What did those precious rings meant for the people who wore them? To better understand the symbolic values ​​of the ring during Prehistory, the archaeologist Yvan Pailler undertakes a survey from the Ancient Brittany to  contemporary Africa, exploring all meanings of this cult-object.

 

Documentary / 55 min / France / 2011
Written & Directed by Marie-Anne Sorba & Jean-Marc Cazenave
Production: EKLA Production & Pôle TV Bretagne with the support of CNC, Procirep & Angoa Distribution: Fred Hilgemann Films
Original language: French
Image: Olivier Barbier & Jean-Marc Cazenave

Editing: Marie-Anne Sorba & Jean-Marc Cazenave
Music: M. Amazouz, E. Lavallade, Ch. Obeltz

Festivals

Archaeology International Film & Video Festival, Eugene, OR (USA) 2014
Intl. Film Fest of Archaeology Rovereto (Italy) 2013
World Cultures Festival, Gannat (France) 2013
Pariscience 2012

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