L'eau sacrée // Sacred water

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L'eau sacrée // Sacred water

<p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2Fqz1cT9EiNks%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dqz1cT9EiNks&amp;image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2Fqz1cT9EiNks%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>Sacred Water</em> immerses you into contemporary Rwandan culture in the most intimate way : sex. Exploring more particularly female ejaculation in Rwanda.</p> <p> Keep calm, it's not a porno doc. You will see a modern Rwanda rediscovering its heritage. A part of Africa that keeps surprising and teaching us.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Vestine-1460103653" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/301519/vestine-1460103653.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>SYNOPSIS</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Guided by Vestine, an extravagant star of radio nights, the film discovers Rwandan sexuality in search of the water that gushes out the female body. <em>"Sacred Water"</em> reveals with humor and spontaneity the mystery of female bliss. Did the Rwandans inherit another way of lovemaking, where female pleasure would be central ?</p> <p>  </p> <p> With all the lightness but also seriousness the subject requires, the film takes us to a modern Africa and its founding myths, and reflects our view about sex and pleasure in the Western World.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Intro-1453988552" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/271772/intro-1453988552.jpg"></p> <p> <em>      </em></p> <p> <em>      "Arousing Woman, watering the hills and valleys with her warm dew..."</em></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>WHY MAKE THIS FILM ? </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> "Sacred Water" confronts the viewpoints of a rapidly changing society. From cities to villages, caught between two worlds, should these traditions still be passed down ? If yes, how ? Although part of  mainstream knowledge, these practices create controversy in today's society.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Focusing on their unique sexual practices, I create a lighthearted and mystical atmosphere. My aim is to stop portraying Africa as a patriarchal continent, where the men cheat on their wives, mutilate them sexually and live in miserable conditions.</p> <p>  </p> <p> This films also mirrors our own sexuality. Are we, in the Western World, as liberated as we believe ? Do we really share intimacy ? I'm not promoting these practices, but rather interested in the passing on of sexual traditions, from one generation to the next.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>FILM CREW</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Director : Olivier Jourdain</p> <p> Director of Photography : Christophe Rolin - Olivier Jourdain</p> <p> Sound Recording and camera : Sébastien Wielemans - Olivier Conrardy - Olivier Jourdain</p> <p> Editors : Mélanie Le Clech – Mathieu Piérart</p> <p> Color grading : Benjamin Dontaine</p> <p> Sound editing : Bertrand Le Roy</p> <p> Translations : Providence Rwayitare - Malika Banyundo</p> <p> Subtitling: FR: Anna Clarac</p> <p> Music and Sound editing : Purple Airplane - Bertrand Le Roy et Stéphane Grégoire</p> <p> Assistant director : Guy Ndoli</p> <p> Graphic design: SquareFish</p> <p> Producers: Nameless Productions</p> <p> With the help of "Wallonie Image productions" and "Sens Uniek"</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>WHO AM I ?</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Profile-1461311428" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/307312/Profile-1461311428.jpeg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Passionate about Visual Anthropology, I studied Filmmaking in London (Brunel) as well as Anthropology in Leuven (KUL), after receiving a Masters in Communication in Brussels, IHECS.</p> <p>  </p> <p> I have been traveling to Sub-Saharan Africa for over 15 years. Those numerous travels have changed my views on this vast and diverse continent. From Mali to Madagascar, the Congo, Ivory Coast and Rwanda, I have had the opportunity to make numerous documentaries and promotional films for NGO's and local communities.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Non-exhaustive Filmography:</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>« 1001 days » (2010 // 10 min) : Director</strong></p> <p>  Cannes festival, Critic’s week, 2011 // Zagreb Film festival, 2012</p> <p> <strong>« Kinshasa Mboka te » (2013// 52 min) : DOP, editor</strong></p> <p>  FIFF 2013 // Festival des Films du Monde 2013 // Zanzibar International Film Festival 2013 //Millenium festival 2013</p> <p> <strong>« Ponaekhali » (2009 // 12min) : Editor </strong></p> <p> Moscow film festival, 2010 Murmansk film festival, 2011</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Production year: 2016</p> <p> Length : 57 min</p> <p> Languages: Kinyarwanda, English</p> <p> Aspect ratio: 16/9</p> <p> Shooting format : HD COLOR</p> <p> Distribution support : DCP</p> <p> Archive footage: None</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> Produced by Nameless Productions, the film has received a post-production fund from "Wallonie Image Productions" (7500 euros) and has recently been bought by RTBF (Belgian Francophone National TV) for broadcast.</p> <p>  </p> <p> We now need at least 5<strong>000 euros</strong> to finalize the documentary. Any amount over the goal will be used to pay the team that has mostly worked for free.</p> <p>  </p> <p> KissKissBankBank takes 8%on each transaction ( includes online payement fees )</p> <p> Therefore we need 5400 euros to achieve our goal.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>How will the money be spent?</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> The money be used to pay some of the following positions.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>Post-production :</u></p> <p>  </p> <p> Editing (5000) </p> <p> Sound editing (2500)</p> <p> Sound mixing (1000) </p> <p> Color grading (1500) </p> <p> Original music (2000) </p> <p> Translations + subtitling (4000)</p> <p> -- FR, ENG, DU, KW</p> <p> Hardware and Supplies (500)</p> <p> Graphic design (2000)</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Total : 18500 euros</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>Promotion:</u></p> <p>  </p> <p> Posters (300)</p> <p> DVD (1500)</p> <p> DCP for distribution (500)</p> <p> Promotion follow-up (1000)</p> <p> Festival subscriptions (500)</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Total : 3800 euros</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><strong>TOTAL : 22300 euros</strong></u></p> <p>  </p> <p> For any additional information :</p> <p> Olivier Jourdain - ol.jourdain@gmail.com</p> <p> +32/479648410</p>



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Our eternal gratitude + a dvd of the movie (2017) Transport costs if outside of Belgium


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Same as above + Entrance to the Premiere on June 8th 2016 in Brussels ( Jacques Franck, 8pm) or June 10th in Liège ( Cite Miroir, 8pm) followed by a debate with Vestine


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Same as above + your name in the credits


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PACKAGE ONE: Same as above + a book on sexual practices in Rwanda (french only)


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EITHER for TWO : a couples counseling session on the Rwandan sexual practices by Vestine, the main character of the movie (around the 8th of june) OR For ONE: A rwandan feast with the film crew and Vestine.


    PACKAGE ONE (50 euros) + for TWO : a couples counseling session on the Rwandan sexual practices by Vestine, the main character of the movie (around the 8th of june) OR + For ONE: A rwandan feast with the film crew and Vestine.


    Entrance to the Premiere + A dvd + the logo of your organization in the credits of the film and poster. + a screening/debate in your organization (transport fees apply outside of Belgium)

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