MY PROJECTS

The Quest of Doctor Dieu

Documentary project,  52′ (in progress)

While in Vietnam many children are born deformed and disabled due to the toxic effects of Agent Orange* (cf synopsis), a retired Vietnamese woman doctor, Madame DIEU, has devoted her life to give these children some autonomy and to give their parents some hope .

At eighty years old, she is urgently seeking for a successor.

 

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Waking with the River

Documentary project, 45’/ 52′ / webdoc (in progress)

While a Native American Powwow  brings thousands to the small city of Ornans, France,  a group of local activists are desperately trying to raise awareness about the pollution of their river Loue.  Two native women water-walkers and a shaman come to their rescue by offering a healing walk and ceremony along the river, to call the inhabitants to action.



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A Paiute Woman

Documentary project, 45’/52′ (in progress)

Shanan, a Paiute Indian woman in Southern Utah is fighting for the survival of her culture and the trampled rights of her Tribe .
When the sacred and historic lands of the Anasazi Valley are threatened by property developers, she decides on the occasion of her marriage to resuscitate a traditional Paiute ceremony, for her family, her friends and her Tribe. She wants to convey to Paiute children, hope, will, and courage to resist.

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Lorin in LA

Musical Documentary project, 52′ (in development)

Lorin Hart is a singer-songwriter of Americana, Folk & Country, a blessed mother and grand-mother, and a Doula. Far from the commercial channels, she radiates in underground music circles in Los Angeles, a predatory city of souls. This joyful portrait of a mature american woman, grand-daughter of two silent film stars , and who has been accompanied by a few great musicians from Woodstock offers through the tale of her life, a story of humanity .

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Loving Betsy, a BBW

Documentary project, 45’/ 52′ (in development)

A personal and intimate portrait of Betsy, an American extraordinary BBW (Big Beautiful Woman) as seen through the loving eyes of her “FA” spouse (FA:Fat Admirer), her relatives, and my own.

Betsy has been one of the first activists and writers against discrimination towards overweight and obese people.

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