The Great Barrier Reef
A unique document on the Great Barrier Reef’s terrestrial and underwater life signed by Pierre Levie.
Shot during a five month expedition, the marine wildlife and flora are shown in this film as well as the technical apparatus used to film these stunning images wich have now disappeared. The music and editing, from the expert hand of Gerard Corbiau, harmonize in the documentary with the experiments of the scientists.
The hand of Man tickles fish and fishes for shark, scratches the coral, lifts seashells and shellfish, to reveal an independent life with its own secrets. And return to the endless debate : is it really necessary to disturb Nature to understand it.
A film from the Film Archive of Federation Wallonia-Brussels collection.
Created in the aftermath of World War II, the Film Archive of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels had at first no patrimonial vocation : the collections built over time, and the films co-produced or commissioned were intended for Belgian teachers, before the advent of Educational TV, wired broadcasting and multimedia libraries, as audiovisual material to illustrate their lessons.
Seventy years later, the collection includes over 8000 films, essentially Belgian, and mainly documentary films… it is a singularity in the world of Film archives, that generally collect fiction films.
Nevertheless, the film archive of the FWB holds a special position in the French-speaking Belgian documentary film world : laplateforme.be, a collaborative effort between the Film archive of the FWB, the Centre du Cinema and Point Culture, offers teachers and cultural operators of the FWB a large online selection of Belgian documentary films.
Through the publication of books and DVDs, it aims to raise awareness of the richness of our cinematographic heritage. Two books, recently published by Yellow Now, can be considered as reference works : Mémoires du Monde analyses 100 films in our collection, and gives an overall insight for the reader. Regards sur le Réel, a study of 20 Belgian documentary films of the twentieth century, offers a panorama of documentary film in Belgium.
Finally, with the Cinéastes d’aujourdhui (Filmmakers of today) collection, the film archive of the FWB aims to give the keys to understanding the work of our most talented film makers, by drawing the main lines, now in seven titles, of French-speaking Belgian cinema and its wide diversity.
Université de Liège - Ministère belge de l'Education nationale
Ron Taylor, Pierre Dubuisson, Marcel Thonnon, Michel de Mévius