From 2002 to 2005, my partner, French producer Chris Ferrantini, and I undertook a singular music project. In a coastal village called Arambol in the province of Goa, a large community of musicians in search of hedonism and spirituality gathered for the winter. We set up a studio to capture the atmosphere of this musical powerhouse. Over a period of three years, we put together a collective work (double CD) merging psychedelic, pop, trans, break beat and acoustic ballad influences. The CD is accompanied by a documentary film I made on the project.
Filmed, directed & edited by : Marie Börsch Narration writen by : Diane Bertrand & Marie Börsch Translation : Diane Bertrand Starring : The local & international community of Arambol Original music by : Arambol Experience & the international community of musicians of Goa. Music recorded by : Chris & Dume (Otisto 23) Executive producer : Chris Musical concept produced by : Chris, Fabrizio & Marie Recorded at Arambol Studio – Goa – India Mastered by Dume (Otisto 23) at DTC records – France Distributed by Vision Alternative/ Pias
From 2006 to 2009, we recorded the second part of this musical adventure. Classical Indian music and electro influences added colour and depth to the second CD. Like the first, a documentary film was produced to accompany the CD.
Filmed, directed & edited by : Marie Börsch Narration writen by : Diane Bertrand & Marie Börsch Translation : Diane Bertrand Starring : The local & international community of Arambol Original music by : Arambol Experience & the international community of musicians of Goa. Music recorded by : Chris & Dume (Otisto 23) Executive producer : Chris Musical concept produced by : Chris & Marie Recorded at Coco Loco– Arambol – Goa – India / Studio Saint Cyr sur mer – South France Mastered by Dume (Otisto 23) at DTC records – Paris, France Distributed by Vision Alternative/ Pias
The documentary Filming in the Land of the Bears is the story of a cinematographic, technological and human challenge. Throughout 2012, the Land of the Bears 3D film crew (directed by Guillaume Vincent), lived in communion with nature, far from civilisation, in one of the most beautiful regions in the world: Kamchatka. They pulled off a huge first: filming in 3D some of the wildest animals in the world – bears. The documentary Filming in the Land of the Bears tells the story of the film crew’s adventures deep in bear country.
Filmed, directed & edited by : Marie Börsch Added footage : Arnaud Humann (Kambalnaya River-Kamchatka) / Noémie Jamsem Semerdjian – Sylvain Bardoux (Valley of Geysers-Kamchatka) / Agathe Padovani (Los Angeles USA) Produced by : Les Films en vrac / Cameron Pace Group Co-produced by Orange Studio /Axone Invest Executive producer : Thierry Commissionat Distribution : Orange Studio Mastered by Philippe Brun at Studio Bois et Charbon – France Translated by : Diane Bertrand (English) & Valérie Chassigneux (French) Original music by : Arambol Experience : Marie Börsch – Dume (Otisto 23) - Laurent de Wilde – Loan – Manu Ferrantini & Cécile Corbel – Simon Caby / Goatika creative lab : P. Mikhaliuyk – M.Sozonov – G.Ulianov
Full documentary : Filming in the Land of the Bears
Réalisation (director) : Marie Börsch
Musique originale (original music) : Marie Börsch / Christine Fontaine
Musique additionnelle (additional music) : Breger – Marjane Ladgham
1945 – As the Allies advanced, they were astounded to find children among the many German prisoners of war. Some 10,000 of these child soldiers were taken prisoner by the American army and sent to Attichy Camp in Oise, France, where they were separated from the adults in order to be re-educated in a special section called the “Baby Cages”.
They were regarded and treated as victims of the Nazi regime. A school was set up in the Baby Cages with lessons taught by theologians and teachers hand-picked from among the German POWs to steer the boys toward a spirit of tolerance and democracy.
Years later, Winfried Börsch, our central protagonist, told his daughter, the director of this film, the story of the “Baby Cages” where he was sent in the spring of 1945.
Now 92 years old, Winfried Börsch is one of the last surviving witnesses of this long-lost historical episode. He tells us his story which, for him, was a first step on the road to freedom.