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An experienced feature film Producer, Emmanuel Itier directed several pictures before completing in 2012 the Peace documentary ‘The Invocation’ narrated by Sharon Stone and staring Desmond Tutu, HH The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra as well as many worldwide peace activists. In 2013 Mr. Itier executive-produced a Drama filmed in Hong Kong: ‘Red Passage’ which won many Awards in the Festival circuit. Emmanuel Itier has also been a successful Music and Film journalist for both Rock Magazines, French TV networks and various websites for the last twenty five years. Finally Itier has been a buyer for many French and American Film distribution companies for the last twenty years. He was on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Film Festival for a decade and he writes poetry. He is also very involved with charities and the political world. Mr. Itier seats on the board of Directors of ‘Darfur Women Action Group’ in an attempt to bring Peace to Darfur. He is also the  founding President of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace ( www.RotaryEclubofWorldPeace.org ) and he is part of the U.N Association, Santa Barbara chapter. Lately he joined the World Council of Wisdom (https://thevisioneers.ca ) to bring Peace to the World.

Mr. Itier grew up in France and he moved in the USA thirty years ago. He resides in Santa Barbara, California with his wife and three sons. Emmanuel Itier released in 2014 another inspiring documentary Celebrating Women around the planet: ‘FEMME-Women healing the World.’ This Documentary earned over 20 Awards around the World. 

Late 2017 Mr. Itier completed his third feature Documentary: ‘Shamanic Trekker’, about shamanism in Peru. Mr. Itier has just released two more documentaries in order to keep “Making Peace, One movie at a time.” 

These films are part of a series called ‘The Oneness Collection: Documentaries for a conscious Humanity.’ The first one is called ‘The Cure: Healing The Mind, Healing The Body, Healing the Planet’  and the politically loaded Doc: ‘We The People: A Re-Evolution of Economics and Politics’, which is sure to shake the system! 

Mr. Itier is a recipient of the ‘2018 Global Citizen Award’ from the prestigious United Nation Association and he was named President of The Year 2018 by the Rotary E-Club of World Peace. 

In 2019, just before the beginning of the Covid pandemic, Mr. Itier went to film a drama about quantum physics in Germany and in German. The shooting was stopped by the crisis and he hopes to return by mid 2021 to complete this new endeavor.

In 2021 the impactful and very timely 6th documentary directed by Emmanuel will be released: ‘Guns, Bombs & War: A Love Story’.

Finally, Mr. Itier has formed a spiritual and political movement in France called ‘The French Victory’ (www.LaVicotireFrancaise.net ) with the ambition to run for President in 2022. His vision is:  “I, The People – We, President.” 

In Oneness, we shall heal the World. 

He is a member of The Critics Choice Association.

Emmanuel is a regular contributor to filmfestivals.com; in 2021 he covered Sundance and Santa Barbara with cutting edge filmmakers interviews.

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"Spring, seeing Hong Kong again", film review by Emmanuel Itier

SPRING: SEEING HONG KONG AGAIN

A review by Emmanuel ITIER

In this short documentary of 27 minutes, French filmmaker Benoît Lelievre (“Le miroir d’Alice”, “À ton image”) awakens, in the moment of "spring", the notion of community and warmth in a covid-hit huge city like Hong Kong. Sit down, remain calm, open your senses, and let the spectacle unfold.

 

Through some aerial cinematography and a poetic approach we encounter several characters taking us by the hand onto a journey of self-discovery and re-defining what it means to survive, overcome challenges, and ultimately get a chance to thrive, with hard work and plenty of good luck.

 

Doing short documentaries has never been an easy exercise for a filmmaker as, sometimes, getting 90 minutes make you lose yourself and your audience in the rabbit hole, while under 30 minutes might not be enough to capture the essence of your tale to invoke a deep emotional chord in the audiences, which resonates to the feelings of your protagonists. But Lelievre manages, with grace and composure, to pass the test of quality and validity. One can only figure out how to "see Hong Kong again" if they are fully absorbed and submerged by the human conditions of the “heroes”. Having been to Hong Kong myself just a few months before the “big covid closure” I can only express compassion and admiration for this formidable cinematographic “tour de france”.

 

Through the ups and downs of the very sympathetic characters of this doc; whether it is Henry, the young Cantonese opera artist, or Dolphin Ho, an investment advisor who tries to guide his clients through the pandemic crisis and what it means to risk your money, or Amy, the Hong Kong born young girl who just loves her city in her own way, one can only feel the positive energy rising from this very well crafted endeavor.

 

It is not a surprise that “Spring: Seeing Hong Kong again” was the surprise of the Prague film festival and that it is embraced by every single festival programmer. We can only salute the talent of Benoit Lelievre and we can’t wait to see what he will be able to deliver next. Maybe a vision of “Hong Kong: Alive and kicking” in a post pandemic time. This is our deep wish. That the world becomes one, again!

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