North and South,
millions of men, women and children are living in intolerable conditions.
Conditions of poverty,
violence … From
They are orphans technological God.
excluded from the grand banquet of the powerful.
Here are their stories …
You sometimes find spectacular …
Sometimes almost trivial …
Yet they are always extreme.
Despite the technological advances of the last century, millions of
people living in extreme situations. This series exposes the cruelty
that persists and humanity that resists. Relying on the testimony of
children, women and men affected by the planned misery, this collection
of documentary accounts of battles engaged around the world for human
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Childhood Lost (2000), Philippines, Sierra Leone,
Canada Director: R.Cornellier, P.Henriquez,
R.Provencher Thousands of boys and girls
leave their children every day to become
soldiers, prostitutes or workers in
conditions of slavery.
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The ravaged planet (2001) Philippines,
Chile, Israel Director: R.Cornellier,
P.Henriquez, R.Provencher The magnitude
of the theft of resources committed to the
size of the planet in the name of progress,
science or of the economy.
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Disappear (2002) Canada, Argentina Director:
Luc Côté A Uruguayan toddler kidnapped his
parents and missing for 11 years and the parents
of a Quebec teenager without news of their
daughter for over a year …
These are the human drama at the heart of
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Methods death (2002) Japan, USA Director:
Patricio Henriquez Skip 34 years in the death
row in Japan live his last 48 hours in
Oklahoma … Almost half of the world’s
states kill “law” of citizens convicted
of crimes. Their final day is often
preceded by a long imprisonment under
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Anger outcasts (2003) Dominican Republic,
United States Director: Robert Cornellier
In the Dominican Republic, workers cut 1.5
tons of sugar cane per day for one dollar
in the United States, the fruit pickers
operated shout their rage in India, more
than 18 million people live in servitude.
Making a living in conditions that
resemble nothing so much as of slavery
still exists in millions of copies
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Disobedience (2005), Chile, United States,
Israel Director: Patricio Henriquez This
is a tiny minority. A hundred. Ten thousand.
They dared to defy the military discipline
and hierarchy. They consciously disobeyed
orders. And they paid a high price for
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Leaving or Dying (2005) Dominican Republic,
Mexico, Morocco. Director: Raymonde Provencher
Millions of people move every day, fleeing
ahead of them, regardless of the means, the
danger, and even death. Many fail. They are
not there to tell their story. Other
times it leaves a part of themselves and their
illusions. In this game, there are a few
winners and many losers.
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Those who do not die leave all hope
(2006) apan, USA Director: Patricio Henriquez
Skip 34 years in the death row in Japan live
his last 48 hours in Oklahoma …
Almost half of the world’s states kill “law”
of citizens convicted of crimes. Their final
day is often preceded by a long imprisonment
under inhumane conditions.
Awards and Distinctions
Gemini Awards 2002
Best Director – Best Research – Best Editing
Gemini Awards 2003
Best Editing – Best website
Price Communications and Society awarded the Extremis series. Office of Social Communications of Montreal. 2006.
Methods death episode
Price and Communications Society Best Documentary. Office of Social Communications of Montreal, 2003.
Price documentary television Amnesty International. 2003
Special Jury young European, International Festival of Audiovisual Programs. FIPA. Biarritz. 2004.
Special price for the realization CRONOGRAF Film Festival, Moldova, 2004.
“Human Rights” award. International Documentary Film Festival in Cadiz, Spain, 2004.
Bronze Remi Award, 38th Worldfest Houston, Texas, 2005.
first prize tie, category Human Rights, IV Ibero-American Meeting of independent video documentary Contra el Silencio Todas las Voces, Mexico, March 2006.
Second Prize, 7th International Festival of Documentary “Santiago Alvarez in Memoriam” El cine documental en el mundo contemporáneo, Santiago de Cuba, March 2006.
Audience Award Docupolis, International Documentary Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain, October 2006.
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