Documentaries

La vie en quatre temps

( Season 2 )
In eight different countries, Philippe Desrosiers has the privilege of bearing witness to the rituals that underline the most pivotal moments in life. The series explores both rites that are anchored in age-old tradition and those of modern society.

Episodes

Episode
2
Japon
Japan

Philippe Desrosiers visits Japan, Land of the Rising Sun. A country with a very specific culture originating in its age-old customs and traditions. He observes a ceremony in commemoration of death, a grand 20th birthday celebration, a divorce and a baby's first visit to the temple.

Directed by: Philippe Desrosiers (season 2, Canada, 2018)
Episode
3
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Philippe Desrosiers heads for the heart of Asia, Sri Lanka, a country where traditions date back centuries. He witnesses several original rites of passage: the funeral process of an elderly lady, a dance to mark a coming of age, a ritualised child's first meal and a tearful wedding.

Directed by: Philippe Desrosiers (season 2, Canada, 2018)