For the final screening of the year, AGPT (Association Large Screen for All) invited Cinéma Marcel-Pagnol, photographer, writer and director Thierry Sacreton, on Monday, December 13. Founded in Aigues-Mortes for some years” For my family ties and because I especially like the city steeped in history”, They said.
Thierry Sacreton travels around the world, witnessing civilizations and their development. Particularly passionate about African societies, he often devotes himself to conducting historical surveys. He started as a photographer at Gamma Agency and was one of the initiators of the launch of Monthly Current, in 1978. Editor-in-chief at Sigma, he became a freelance photographer in 1997.
Many reports and documentaries
The director has produced numerous reports, texts and photographs for national and international magazines as well as documentaries for major television channels. For example, his first television documentary, made in 1983, was dedicated to Jerry John Rawlings. A Ghanaian revolutionary and the son of a Scotsman, this Ghanaian revolutionary has straightened out his country while fighting corruption and helping make it a dominant state in West Africa.
In his second film, Thierry Sacreton depicts funeral traditions involving the burial of elders in a coffin representing their profession. Realistic coffins (a fish for a fisherman or a Mercedes for a taxi driver). Funeral objects are central to ceremonies where controversial paganism is combined with beliefs and rituals. A form of living folk art. The discussion with the public was of particular interest to the participants.
Thierry Sekton is a member of the Regards d’Aigs-Mortes photo club, with whom he shares his experience. He has just participated in the development of the book Aigues-Mortes by its photographers, Get out now
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