The documentaries described
below reflect the stories and points of view KIP wishes to bring to a large
diverse audience. By focusing on these stories KIP hopes to give voice to
people and issues seldom listened to or seen.
For further information about these individual documentaries, please contact
any of our KIP partners.
FEUILLES - HERBAL DOCTORS
A series of 4 films, from South Africa, Indonesia (Bali), Cuba and the
USA (Amerindians), about traditional medicine derived from plants from these
regions. The films focus on the relationship between these medicines and Western
medicine and suggest the benefits of harmonizing the two systems for the health
of the populations of these countries (PHOTOS).
ET LES PETITS VENDEURS DE CONAKRY - OUSMANE BALDÉ AND THE LITTLE STREET-SELLERS
OF CONAKRY (Guinea)
A 52'-documentary describing the system of initiating Peul children in commerce,
from the point of view of Peul society which allows them to adapt to the urban
world while preserving certain aspects of traditional education. Ousmane Baldé,
president of the Chamber of Commerce of Guinea, began, like the young children
of Conakry, selling small articles.
OBJETS INDUSTRIELS FONT OBJETS D'ART - INDUSTRIAL OBJECTS TRANSFORMED INTO
ART (The art of recycling) (North /South)
A series of 13 short films on the theme of the creation of objects from waste
materials in different countries from the global south.
- BELOVED CUBA (Haïti / Cuba)
A documentary on the presence of Haitians in Santiago de Cuba after the
Haitian revolution. The film will examine the cultural and socio-political
impact that the Haitian community has had on Cuban society over these two
- THE COMMUTE (USA)
A documentary about the integration of minority group children visible in
elite private schools in the city of New York.
LE LIVRE ET LA
VIE - LIVING BOOKS ( France / Guadeloupe)
A documentary exposing the relationship between writers and their public on
the island of Guadeloupe.
L'HYPOTHÈSE DE LA MÉSALLIANCE - THE HYPOTHÉSIS OF BAD
MATCH ( France / USA / Haiti)
A documentary about the impact of colour and race on contemporary Haitian
culture and society as seen through the eyes of two Haitian families (PHOTOS).
L'UNIVERSITÉ LUMUMBA - LUMUMBA UNIVERSITY
This film retraces the
trajectory of former students of Lumumba University in Moscow, famous for
having received many students from Third World countries.
(France / Brazil)
The documentary explores
the lives of afrobrazilian adolescents from isolated quilombo communities
in their quest to migrate to the metropolis cities of Brazil (PHOTOS).
MELHOR SER ARTISTA QUE TRAFICANTE
The documentary explores
the trial and tribulations of young black artists from the favelas of Rio
engaged in music, circus, theatre and cinema projects, for whom art offers
a possibility of socio-economic recognition previously only obtainable through