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Documentaries

La vie en quatre temps

( Season 1 )

Travel across the world with Philippe Desrosiers, and discover the cultural similarities and differences for birth, adulthood, marriage, and death.

Philippe Desrosiers invites us to discover the rites of passage that are birth, the transition into adulthood, marriage, and death. These steps are honoured in very different ways from one culture to another. We look at these key moments in ten different countries.


Episodes

Episode
9
Cambodia

A midwife blesses Ouksaphea, a 20-day-old Cambodian baby. Meanwhile, Lao Sy Leurn would like to become a monk. A couple celebrate their wedding day with an endless succession of rituals. Thorp Chi's mother died three days ago. The atmosphere is a mixture of sadness and hope.

Presented by: Philippe Desrosiers.
Directed by: Philippe Desrosiers (season 1, Canada, 2017)
Episode
10
Philippines

In the Philippines, Gemma Jadolos has her baby in a birth centre. Two boys aged 12 and 13 are finally circumcised. Paul Andre and Marigold are about to wed for life since divorce is forbidden here. Finally, a family prays for the deceased who is laid out in his home.

Presented by: Philippe Desrosiers.
Directed by: Philippe Desrosiers (season 1, Canada, 2017)