Rich with Other Peoples’ Cultures?


Documentary film by Roland Pellarin

Once upon a time, there was a town in the West where the cars were newer and bigger than elsewhere, where the doors to the bank were more hermetic and the roads less dirty. This model town was proud of its international organisations, its industrial desert, its financial scandals and its immigrant workers (...)



Documentary film by Franck Schneider

The Kabul Ensemble, which was founded in Geneva in 1995 within the framework of the Ateliers d’ethnomusicologie, is dedicated to traditional Afghan music.  As a multi-ethnic country, Afghanistan had a diverse musical palette until recently, a diversity that the Kabul Ensemble reflects.  Its repertoire includes love songs, marriage and party songs, as well as brilliant instrumental performances (...)



Documentary fim by Franck Schneider

The Cité Bleue’s stage in Geneva is the setting for a curious ceremony.  In the half-light, several voices whisper around a strange altar.  All of a sudden, the sound of drums invades the space.  The audience has only just roused itself from its torpor when it is confronted by a deafening commotion, as if the stage had been suddenly ripped away to welcome all the gods of the Hindu pantheon into the theatre (...)



3 documentaries from Laurent Aubert, Ravi Gopalan Nair, Damian Plandolit, Patricia Plattner, Johnathan Watts

The three films that are featured on this DVD are the result of research carried out by Laurent Aubert, Ravi Gopalan Nair and Johnathan Watts on the arts and rituals of Kerala (South India) (...)



Documentary film by Roland Pellarin

This film portrays the worlds of two exceptional dancers, who, over the course of several years, have developed a common language based on the encounter between their respective traditions: flamenco for Ana La China and kathak dance for Ravi Shankar Mishra.  The show “De Bénarès à Jerez", directed by Astrid Stierlin, fascinated all those who were present (...)



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These audiovisual publications document the various sectors of the ADEM: artistic creations and encounters, educational activities and field work, all of which are captured in the heat of action by a film-maker.