IN PRODUCTION

EXILE, A MYTH UNEARTHED

© ARTE France – AMYTHOS EXILE INC. – T.A.M.I – ALEGRIA – National film board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada. 2012

Two thousand years after the Jewish Kingdom came to an end with the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple, the story of exile and return defines Jewish identity. Exile, all serious historians agree, is a myth. If exile is indeed a myth, what did happen to the survivors of the rebellion?

INDIA’S DESTINY

© ALEGRIA PRODUCTIONS - ARTE France – PBST (India). 2012

The history of contemporary India, from Independence until today, through the life stories of three generations of an Indian middle class family.

THE VATICAN’S LOST WAR?

© ALEGRIA - France Télévisions - 2012

In the sixties, the Catholic Church made an unprecedented effort to reform itself and adapt to the world’s new realities. Fifty years later, what has become of the Catholic church? Has it abandoned its attempt to renew itself? Does it have a chance to resurrect or will it just decline relentlessly?

FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS

© ALEGRIA PRODUCTIONS - Guy DVD Films - Burnat Films Palestine. 2011

For six full years, Emad, a Palestinian farmer from Bil’in in the West Bank of River Jordan, filmed the construction of a “security wall” by the Israeli army in the very heart of the lands of his village. This film documents the way the long conflict between Israel and Palestine affects the lives of his family and his loved ones. An intensely powerful personal testimony about one village’s struggle against violence and oppression.

Director’s prize in Sundance 2012, Public Award at IDFA, multiple awards - Oscar nomination February 2013, International Emmy Award November 2013.

15 YOUNG BY YOUNG

© ALEGRIA PRODUCTIONS - AVANTIS PROMO - ARTE France. 2011

Twenty years after the end of their former country, fifteen young documentary makers from the fifteen former republics of the Soviet Union share their visions: How are the older and younger generations facing each other? How are changes affecting the lives and minds of young people? How are these societies fitting with the world global village?

IRAN, THE BOMB AT ANY COST

© ALEGRIA PRODUCTIONS. 2010

A secret war has been taking place for more than 15 years between Iran and the West. What is at stake: whether Iran will finally become a new nuclear power.

POP GOES ISLAM

© ALEGRIA PRODUCTIONS - ZDF. 2010

“4 Shbab” is the first Islamist musical channel ever launched in the Arab world. 4Shbab’s story reflects the melting pot of cultural contradictions that is today’s Middle East: how to be modern, fond of music and Muslim?

KOFI ANNAN, THE SUSPENDED DREAM

© ALEGRIA PRODUCTIONS – ARTE FRANCE. 2010

When Kofi Annan entered the UN in the 1960s, he dreamt of serving the major causes of the UN charter. From Bosnia to Iraqi Freedom, a subtle and intimate profile of the man and his suspended dreams.

HAVANA-MIAMI, TIMES ARE CHANGING

© ALEGRIA PRODUCTIONS - UPIAN & TAMOUZ MEDIA - ARTE France – TSR. 2010

Revolution in Cuba and counter-revolution amongst Cuban refugees in Florida are no longer what they used to be. This film documents ordinary lives of young Cubans both in Cuba and in the Cuban diaspora. “Havana-Miami” is both a film and a transmedia project.

EURO, THE MARKETS ATTACK

© ARTE G.E.I.E- ALEGRIA – 2010

In 2010, the sovereign debt crisis almost pushed Greece into bankruptcy, paralyzed Spain, Portugal and Ireland and almost toppled the Euro. This crisis has had a very high cost for European citizens – the cost of public debt exploded in some countries; governments had to adopt austerity measures, of unprecedented harshness, in order to reassure the markets. Does the Union have the means to withstand a new attack from the markets?

COPERNIC STREET : STORY OF A BOMB ATTACK

© ALEGRIA PRODUCTIONS - ISRAEL GOLDVICHT PRODUCTIONS. 2010

On October 3rd 1980, a Jewish synagogue, located rue Copernic, in Paris, was attacked by an anonymous squad. 30 years later, the offender is brought to justice.

TIBHIRINE TRAGEDY

© ALEGRIA - CFRT. 2010

In the night of March 26th1996, seven of the nine monks from the Tibhirine’s monastery in Algeria were kidnapped by a group claiming to represent the Armed Islamic Group (GIA). Two months later, the seven hostages’ bodiless heads, were found in nearby Medea. Fourteen years after the events, the film documents the how and why of their fatal end.