Documentary (1h28) – October 2016
Director: Xavier de LAUZANNE
These children were working on Phnom Penh’s dumpsite 25 years ago. Today, they have finished their studies or started working. Discover the extraordinary human adventure of Marie-France and Christian des Pallières, founders of the charity Pour un Sourire d'Enfant (For a Child’s Smile), which has educated almost 10,000 children and enabled them to build a future.
The public’s "Coup de coeur" at the Festival Atmosphères a unanimous opinion of the jury
“Best film soundtrack" at SunnySide of the Doc (La Rochelle)
“Meilleur documentaire” au French Film Festival COLCOA (Los Angeles)
Find "Les Pépites" (Little Gems) on DVD / streaming and for special screenings (details below)
I wanted to make a film that shows that commitment comes more from emotional drive rather than from a speech.
"Les Pépites" (Little Gems) is the story of a couple who are committed to saving children. It is also the story of the children being looked after by this couple.
This is not a documentary. I simply tell a story using sensory language and each viewer needs to draw their own conclusions.
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For more information on the film, visit www.lespepites-lefilm.com
Thank you to Xavier de Lauzanne and to all of you who helped release this documentary.
The adventure continues …