Marseille’s Cité de la Musique, in collaboration with the CMCA, is organising three documentary screenings from May 9th to the 13th as part of the “Les fils du vent” week.
Entry is free within the limit of available places.
CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE, LE SALON
4 rue Bernard Du Bois – 13001 Marseille
This is the programme of screenings (click on the title of a film to see the specific explainer):
Monday May 9th at 2:30pm and Friday May 13th at 6:00pm
FANFARON, FANFARON (BRASS BAND)
by Cornel GHEORGHITA — 52 minutes, 2007 — Production: SC Gheorghita SRL – Cornel GHEORGHITA Cugnaux (France)
Under the communist regime in Romania, rural bands were an integral part of every urban event – this was the bands’ finest hour. But with the decline of heavy industry, the workers returned to the poverty of their rural villages, This music, played at weddings, baptisms, funerals, is the only thing they have left: it is their pride and joy.
Tuesday May 10th at 2:30pm
HIPPOLYTE BALIARDO ET LES GITANS DE MONTPELLIER
by Katia MARTIN-MARESCO — 87 minutes, 2014 — Production: Zaradoc Films (France)
14 years ago, the Montpellier-based director Katia Martin-Maresco met Hippolyte Baliardo, patriarch of a family of Montpellier Gypsy musicians and unique showman. A deep friendship developed between them, lasting until Hippolytus’ death in 2009. When Katia suggested her idea for a documentary, he agreed without reservation.
Thursday May 12th at 2:30pm
by Sylvain MAVEL and Eric CRON — 70 minutes, 2015 — Production: Prima Luce (France)
Bordeaux: having destroyed a large Roma and Bulgarian squat in 2011, the council then let about thirty families rebuild their cabins just a few metres away from where they’d been before. Height of absurdity or an opportunity to be seized? Gaucho, the documentary’s main character and a much-loved singer within the community, did not ask the question in these terms. For the nth time he simply rebuilt his cabin, with the same enthusiasm. From this squat grew the Chakaraka Orchestra.
Compli’Cité, from May 10th to 13th: “CHEMIN DU PHARE” – Exhibition of silver halide photographs presented at the Atelier du Coq (Marseille 1). The director Sylvain Mavel and Lorraine Delgado from the Collectif Roms Chakaraka, continue the work begun by their documentary CHAKARAKA on the Roma and Bulgarian families living precariously.
⇒ See here the event’s complete programme ⇐
The screenings are organised as pre-publicity for PriMed: www.primed.tv