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Cinéma du Réel, in partnership with Zarafa Films and with the support of CMC presents:

The Pacification War in Amazonia, Yves Billon, France, 1973, 16mm, color, 80 mins (Cannes Film Festival 1977 – Un Certain Regard)

In the 1970’s in Brazil, the construction of the Trans-Amazonian road and the discovery and the exploitation of mineral deposits led the multinational companies to expropriate the indian tribes living in Amazonia. The Indians, attracted by gifts and lured by “pacifiers” who spoke their language, saw themselves ejected from their territories and put in native reservations at the end of the process. They thus have become completely dependent on the civilised world

Bonus :
First contact with the Ikpeng
Photo gallery, a hommage to Jean Rouch
Music from the High Xingu region Indians

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Zarafa Films
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Two films by Howard Alk and Mike Gray, part of Arte Video collection “l’autre amérique”

Chicago 1968. Willing to shoot portrait of Fred Hampton, Illinois Black Panthers’ charismatic leader, Mike Gray and Howard Alk have to deal with his assassination in the middle of the shooting of the film.

Chicago 1968 : The Democrat National Convention. Two groups unite in their struggle against injustice in Chicago during the riots following the convention: the “Black Panthers” and the “Young patriots”, an activist movement politically self-defined as white, poor and southern.

Films distributed by Arte vidéo, following their screenings as part of the “Americana” retrospective of the 30th Cinéma du Réel Festival.

Launched in 2014 by Cinéma du réel, ParisDOC offers a series of events designed to engage professionals, support their needs, and encourage meetings and networking.

The Works-in-Progress, the Public Forum, the Matinales, and the various round tables are conceived as facilitators of projects : occasions for dynamic exchanges, with a perspective of development for the documentary cinema, from its production to its distribution.

Submission of projects to the WIP will be open from November 22nd  2021 until January 16th 2022.

ParisDOC is also a professional video library in open access and four days of conviviality, a unique opportunity for French and international professionals to meet, exchange and launch new projects.

More info:


Cinéma du réel – Bibliothèque publique d’information
25 rue du Renard – 75197 Paris Cedex 04 – France
Tél : +33 (0)1 44 78 45 16 / Fax : +33 (0)1 44 78 12 24
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General Delegate and Artistic Director: Catherine Bizern
Artistic Direction Coordinator: Christian Borghino
Selection and debate coordination: Olivia Cooper-Hadjian
Assistant: Noémie Devos

Managing Director: Laure Tarnaud
Administration and Partnership: Katya Laraison
Assistant: Anaïs Duluc

Production Director: Philippe Guillaume
Print Traffic and Subtitling Coordinator: Margaux Berthelot

Press Officer: Catherine Giraud with support from Audrey Grimaud
Communication Officer: Théotime Pelsy
DTP Assistant: Mathias Mary
Community Management : RED5

Heads of ParisDOC: Anaïs Desrieux et Cécile Cadoux
Assistant ParisDOC : Noémie Attia

Outreach Coordinator: Suzanne de Lacotte

In charge of the “Festival Parlé”: Alice Leroy

In charge of the programme “First window”: Clémence Arrivé

Selection committee:
Clémence Arrivé
Olivia Cooper-Hadjian
Jérôme Momcilovic
Antoine Thirion

Photographer: Léa Rener

VOSTAO subtitling: François Minaudier, Jean-Manuel Fernandez, David Bernagout

Editors: Clémence Arrivé, Catherine Bizern, Olivia Cooper-Hadjian, Alice Leroy, Jérôme Momcilovic, Antoine Thirion

Translations: Gill Gladstone, Olivier Borre

Interpreters: Armelle Chrétien, Assia Turquier Zauberman, Léa Le Dimna

Architect: Laurence Le Bris

Graphic design : Hartland Villa

Trailer : Hartland Villa

Thursday March 21, 9h30-18h00, Forum des Images

For its 41st edition, Cinéma du réel festival is focusing its Public Forum for documentary professionals on the theme: “Territoriality of funding, territoriality of content”.

In the 2000s, mainly thanks to the CNC’s incentive-based policy, French regional territories became the levers crucial to the existence of various films, production companies and directors and technicians not based in Paris. And the regions are now firmly established in the national and international landscape.

The emergence of these new actors and new practices constituted a fundamental shift that has upended some of the habits of the profession and its representatives. Today, with the restructuring of French regional authorities, this shift has accelerated even more, and most of the regional territories have had to redefine their policy in support of the cinema and audio-visual creation. 

What specific difficulties do authors and producers encounter with territorial-based funding? When deciding which films to support, how can the right balance be found between prioritising the subject and attaching value to the work of creation? What ways forward exist to achieve better complementarity between funding and content when the framework of documentary production is territorialised?

The common goal of this Public Forum day is to question the relationship between audio-visual creation and the regional territories, and compare notions as fundamental as centralism with regard to the economic, geographic and cultural specifics of each territory.

9h30-10h00 I Introduction

Julie Paratian (producer, President of the board Les Amis du Cinéma du réel)

Catherine Bizern (General delegate and Artistic director, Cinéma du réel)

10h00-13h00 I Panorama

modéré par/moderated by : Cyril Smet (Cinema Delegate, SPI)

1st part:

– Céline Dréan (director – member in Bretagne)

– Jean-Baptiste Fribourg (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes – producer – member of the APPAA)

– Marie Dumoulin (Hauts de France – producer – President of the board RHIZOM)

– Gabrielle Schaff (Normandie – director, President of the board of ARNO)

2nd part:

– SCAM : Nicolas Mazars (Director of Legal and Institutional Affairs)

– CICLIC : Pierre Dallois (head Pôle création) -to be confirmed

– Région Hauts de France : Malika Aït Gherbi Palmer (President of the board, Pictanovo)

– Région Pays de Loire : Olivier Brumelot (Channel and program Delegate, France 3)

– Région Nouvelle Aquitaine : Eric Correia (Elected member for Culture) – to be confirmed

14h00-16h30 I Case studies

moderated by : Alexandre Cornu (producer, Les Films du Tambour de Soie, President of the board EURODOC)

Game Girls by Alina Skrzeszewska (France-Allemagne/Germany, 2018)

with Jean-Laurent Csinidis (producer, Films de Force Majeure) – Sortie salle 21 novembre 2018 – projet présenté en partenariat avec/ project presented in partnership with EURODOC

Brise-Lames by Hélène Robert et Jérémy Perrin (France, 2019)

avec Hélène Robert (director), Jean-Baptiste Fribourg (producer, La Société des Apaches) et Patricia Limoge (In charge of Cinema-Audiovisual Mission in the Documentary Sector Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)

Samouni Road by Stefano Savona (France, Italy, 2018)

with Stefano Savona (director), Penelope Bortoluzzi (producer Picofilms), Cécile Lestrade (coproducer Alter Ego production) 

16h30-18h00 Echange avec le CNC

with Julien Neutres (Director of Creation, Territories and Audiences, CNC)

moderated by : Régis Sauder (director) et Colette Quesson (producer, A Perte de Vue productions)