Film de la semaine : “Capharnaüm” de Nadine Labaki

À la question : “Pourquoi attaquez-vous vos parents en justice ?”, Zain, 12 ans, répond : “Pour m’avoir donné la vie !”.

Enfant des rues, le jeune Zain vit d’expédients dans un quartier misérable de Beyrouth avec sa famille. Le garçon livre les commandes de ses voisins, essaie de soutirer quelques pièces aux automobilistes, aide sa mère à trafiquer des médicaments stupéfiants. Au cours d’une fugue, il rencontre Rahil, une immigrée éthiopienne sans papiers et son bébé Yonas ; en l’absence de Rahil, le préadolescent s’occupe comme un frère du tout jeune Éthiopien qui, autrement, serait mort de faim.

Capharnaüm retrace l’incroyable parcours de cet enfant en quête d’identité et qui se rebelle contre la vie qu’on cherche à lui imposer. Un film coup de poing, tendre et douloureux.

Gaumont Vidéo, 2019
Cote : 4.0 CAP

Book of the Week: “Earth at risk: natural capital and the quest for sustainability” by Claude Henry and Laurence Tubiana

We are squandering our planet’s natural capital – its biodiversity, water and soil, and climate stability – at a blistering pace. Major changes must be made to steer our planet and people away from our current, doomed course.

Though technology has been one of the drivers of the current trend of unsustainable development, it is also one of the essential tools for remedying it.

Earth at Risk maps out the necessary transition to sustainability, detailing the innovations in science and technology, along with law, institutional design, and economics, that can and must be put to use to avert environmental catastrophe.

Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2018
Call Number: 577 HEIA 121248

Film of the Week: “Cold War” (Zimna wojna) by Pawel Pawlikowski

An epic romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II.

In the ruins of post-war Poland, Wiktor and Zula fall deeply, obsessively and destructively in love. As performing musicians forced to play into the communist propaganda machine, they dream of escaping to the creative freedom of the West. One day, they spot their chance to make a break for freedom in France, yet fall out with each other and make a decision that will mark their lives forever.

Paweł Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning Ida with this stunning film. Shot in luminous black and white, it’s a wistful and dreamlike journey through a divided continent – and a heartbreaking portrait of ill-fated love.

Publisher: Curzon Artificial Eye, 2018
Call Number: 943.8 COL

Book of the Week: “The law & politics of Brexit” by Angela Saini

A timely comprehensive legal and political analysis of how Brexit affects the UK and the EU.

The decision made by the United Kingdom in 2016 to leave the European Union has produced shock waves across Europe and the world. Brexit calls into question consolidated assumptions on the finality of the EU, and simultaneously sparks new challenges. These new challenges are not only in regard of the constitutional settlements reached in the UK, notably in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but also on the future of European integration. Now that Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union has been invoked, and the path towards full withdrawal by the UK from the EU remains clouded in uncertainties, a comprehensive legal and political analysis of how Brexit impacts on UK and the EU appears of the utmost importance.

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
Call Number: 327.9(42) HEIA 120158

Film de la semaine : « BlacKkKlansman : j’ai infiltré le Ku Klux Klan » de Spike Lee

“This is America”                                

En 1978, Ron Stallworth est le premier Afro-Américain à intégrer la police de Colorado Springs. Suite à une petite annonce, il contacte le Ku Klux Klan en se faisant passer pour un blanc convaincu. Son intention : infiltrer l’organisation.

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