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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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The End of Medicine: documentary from Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix - Interview with Alex and Alice

THE END OF MEDICINE

With: filmmaker Alex Lockwood and Dr. Alice Brough

Interview by Emmanuel Itier

‘The End of Medicine’ (AppleTV/iTunes! Link can be found here: https://apple.co/3JoE0Zz} could very much be the last documentary made as a cautionary tale to explain the dangers and the exploitation of animal raised for your “stomachs”. It’s a vivid and alarming exposé about the many advantages of removing animals from your diet. As a growing older man, a French man that is, I’m not yet ready to totally give up on such eating habits but I’m willing to get educated and to reduce my “food” print in this destructive domino effect caused by our society, therefore: me, myself and we. Together, quickly, we need to evolve in the right direction and re-invent ourselves if we want to thrive and build a sustainable planet for a healthier humanity. “Chapeau!” to the team of filmmakers of “The end of medicine” and pay attention to what they have to share with you. Let’s begin…

Q: Tell me about your motivations and inspirations to put together such an inspiring documentary?

Alex: I got approached by Keagan Koon had an idea about this subject matter and I was intrigued about it. So, I did some research, and I couldn’t believe what I found and how serious this stuff is. This is not common knowledge and it’s not put out there for everybody to know about it. I was very anxious about making this film in order to share this information with everyone.

Alice: On my side I had a very strong urge to share this message with everyone. I have been working in this environment for years and I was very concerned about exposing these thoughts. This project came at the right time. It came alongside a legal case I’m taking to the UK government about the risks taken from animal farming and the way we inter-act with animals.

Q: What type of challenges did you face making this film?

Alex: It’s a film about how treatments of animals have an intrinsic link with things like a pandemic, animal cruelty and chronic disease. We started this film talking about pandemics and an actual pandemic happened, covid 19. This was going to be an alarmist movie and it became something more since we had to react to an ongoing current affair facing a real pandemic. The scope of the film had to change somewhat because we are dealing with something which is actually happening. We are not talking about something that might happen in the future. With this pandemic came some types of limitations with filming such a movie. I couldn’t go and film everything I wanted to film. I wanted to go all around the world, and we were not able to do it entirely the way I wanted to film it, but we were able to film enough footage I needed for this film, in the end.

Alice: I spoke so much about various things that it was impossible to put it all in this film. I think this was a challenge to find out what to keep, of my talks, for the final cut of the movie. I can talk hours about any of the issues related in this film. The challenge was to make sure that the key messages came through this film and that the audience is paying attention about these issues.

Q: How did you get Joaquin Phoenix involved with this film?

Alex: By pure coincidence, his wife and Joaquin had in mind to make a film about this subject. They heard about what we were doing, and they asked us to join forces as it made more sense to do so. They were incredible and so supportive. They came up with lots of ideas and suggestions about what topics to cover. Even with the edit, they offered us many thoughts and they were so inclusive of our own approach about the movie. It was a dream to have Joaquin and his wife on-board.

Q: Can a movie like this help with the conversation. Is this a tool of education, a cautionary tale? What impact do you hope this film has?

Alex: Documentaries like this have an enormous impact to inspire people. Our film and other are instrumental about changing the conversation, whether they are about environmentalism, veganism, and many other issues. It’s an easily digestible movie on top of being entertaining. It’s better than reading lots of books about it and making lots of research, as I did. I hope this makes people look at themselves and at these issues. I hope people get a sense where their food comes from and the problems that are coming about as a result of that. I hope we have an impact on their decisions as consumers.

Alice: It is, indeed, a little bit of a cautionary tale for me. It seems like all the catastrophes we can face are coming at us as one: pandemic, climate crisis, etc. So, I think, we need to move away from an economy and a food system that is based on exploitation, of the planet, of animals and of other people. I think this is quite well encapsulated in the movie. I hope that what people take away from our film is that these issues have been fully ignored, for years, by governments and big corporations. But, with our wallets, as consumers we can take control of this situation. I hope this is quite empowering as well as informative to makes some changes ourselves and build a different future that we all want.

Q: Did this movie transform you in any ways? Did you learn something you didn’t know about this subject matter?

Alex: I, actually, had no idea about this subject matter. I was vegan before making this film and this picture has reaffirmed my decision to become vegan. It has also pushed me to make more films around this topic as more issues need to be addressed. What I learned making this film is that it’s quite scary what we are talking about in this movie but it’s also great to realize we can do something about these things. It doesn’t have to be all gloom and doom. For me, the take- away is that there is Hope to change our habits and change the world.

Alice: Yes, it did transform me and educate me as I had to do so much research and there are so many new data about these subjects. For example, when we started the movie there were 700,000 people dying, a year, from antimicrobial resistance and now it’s up to 5,000,000 a year! It’s so massive. Before this film I was already alarmed about this situation but now I’m even more alarmed. And O hope people will be, as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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