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An experienced feature film Producer, Emmanuel Itier directed several pictures before completing in 2012 the Peace documentary ‘The Invocation’ narrated by Sharon Stone and staring Desmond Tutu, HH The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra as well as many worldwide peace activists. In 2013 Mr. Itier executive-produced a Drama filmed in Hong Kong: ‘Red Passage’ which won many Awards in the Festival circuit. Emmanuel Itier has also been a successful Music and Film journalist for both Rock Magazines, French TV networks and various websites for the last twenty five years. Finally Itier has been a buyer for many French and American Film distribution companies for the last twenty years. He was on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Film Festival for a decade and he writes poetry. He is also very involved with charities and the political world. Mr. Itier seats on the board of Directors of ‘Darfur Women Action Group’ in an attempt to bring Peace to Darfur. He is also the  founding President of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace ( www.RotaryEclubofWorldPeace.org ) and he is part of the U.N Association, Santa Barbara chapter. Lately he joined the World Council of Wisdom (https://thevisioneers.ca ) to bring Peace to the World.

Mr. Itier grew up in France and he moved in the USA thirty years ago. He resides in Santa Barbara, California with his wife and three sons. Emmanuel Itier released in 2014 another inspiring documentary Celebrating Women around the planet: ‘FEMME-Women healing the World.’ This Documentary earned over 20 Awards around the World. 

Late 2017 Mr. Itier completed his third feature Documentary: ‘Shamanic Trekker’, about shamanism in Peru. Mr. Itier has just released two more documentaries in order to keep “Making Peace, One movie at a time.” 

These films are part of a series called ‘The Oneness Collection: Documentaries for a conscious Humanity.’ The first one is called ‘The Cure: Healing The Mind, Healing The Body, Healing the Planet’  and the politically loaded Doc: ‘We The People: A Re-Evolution of Economics and Politics’, which is sure to shake the system! 

Mr. Itier is a recipient of the ‘2018 Global Citizen Award’ from the prestigious United Nation Association and he was named President of The Year 2018 by the Rotary E-Club of World Peace. 

In 2019, just before the beginning of the Covid pandemic, Mr. Itier went to film a drama about quantum physics in Germany and in German. The shooting was stopped by the crisis and he hopes to return by mid 2021 to complete this new endeavor.

In 2021 the impactful and very timely 6th documentary directed by Emmanuel will be released: ‘Guns, Bombs & War: A Love Story’.

Finally, Mr. Itier has formed a spiritual and political movement in France called ‘The French Victory’ (www.LaVicotireFrancaise.net ) with the ambition to run for President in 2022. His vision is:  “I, The People – We, President.” 

In Oneness, we shall heal the World. 

He is a member of The Critics Choice Association.

Emmanuel is a regular contributor to filmfestivals.com; in 2021 he covered Sundance and Santa Barbara with cutting edge filmmakers interviews.

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Echoes of the Empire Beyond Gengis Khan: Interview with Director Robert H.Lieberman

ECHOES OF THE EMPIRE: BEYOND GENGHIS KAHN.

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Interview with Director Robert H.Lieberman by Emmanuel Itier

 

Genghis Khan is a mythical and an iconic historical figure that is both controversial and fascinating. Director and writer, Rober H.Lieberman is rising to the surface a new vision about the impact and the “legacy” from this man who changed his people, his empire and the World at large. This is a must see documentary to better understand how, in many ways, the planet and his leaders haven’t changed that much since Genghis Khan and are still putting our future upside-down with a mad spirit of conquest, a unsustainable vision of what “sovereignty” means: to put yourself above others. One can only hope that this decade will see the rise of peacemakers and not the perduring non-sense elections of war-destroyers.

 

 

Q: What inspired you to put together this film and what was you ambition with it?

 

Robert: First, and since it appears to me you are French, I’d like to mention I’m working with the “godfather” of animation, director and producer: Didier Brunner (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didier_Brunner ) so I’m spending a lot of time in France right now. He is doing a movie called, “The nazis, my father and me” based on one of my novels. I’m doing the screenplay for him. I’m first a novelist and a storyteller and I have written books for decades. This film is a novelist eye-view of a country. I have done it before in Myanmar, with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and the documentary: “They call it Myanmar: Lifting the curtain” in 2012 and I also did “Angkor Awakens” which is a portrait of Cambodia. And here it’s the same approach. Instead of being character driven it’s driven, essentially, by the country I’m fascinated by. The main character is the country. So, here, I take you in this place, Mongolia, which is very unusual, and I let you meet the people I meet. I think that film is the most beautiful film I worked on. I do the filming myself except for the drone shots. Mongolia lands itself, really, to this kind of beauty because it’s vast and majestic. It has only three million people on a surface that is multiple times the size of France. I’m attracted by places that are remote, exotic and different. I want to show you, the viewer, places that you would normally not visit. This was the idea and the ambition I had in mind.

 

 

Q: What were the various challenges you faced making this film?

 

Robert: Well, the moving around the country is very difficult. There are only a couple of main roads, and the countryside is rugged. You are driving on tracks! So, you need a driver who knows the way or you would get lost. At one point I was in this area on the north-western part of Mongolia, and you can drive for eight hours just being battered. I was living in a tent below the snow-line, and I was living in huts with Mongolian families. So, I felt many times a deep exhaustion from filming over there. The distances and the means of travel are very demanding. There is also no sense of privacy because you sleep among other people, families who can be made of three generations, under the same roof. At one point I was by the Siberian border and I found myself sleeping on the floor surrounded by many people. But the Mongolians are very welcoming, and they share with you, everything. It’s like no other country I have been in. The film is not all positive and it deals with a real issue of pollution which turn some of these areas into the most polluted places in the planet during the winter. This is because of so much burning of coals. Mongolians face many challenges. Originally, Mongolians are huddlers and they now move to the cities so it’s not easy for them to survive and to keep their culture alive in an urban environment. Jack Weatherford, who is a bestseller writer about Genghis Khan is our narrator. He takes us back in History when Genghis Kahn was the greatest conqueror the World had even known. His empire stretched all the way from Mongolia to the steps of Vienna in Austria, and to Bagdad, as well as to Russia and India. So, this man was able to “united” a huge part of the World. The movie weaves in and out with this vision of the man called Genghis Kahn. It’s a big sweeping film.

 

 

Q: For you, what is this film truly about, are there any message, metaphors we should be aware of?

 

Robert: I don’t believe in message films. I want to take you on an adventure which not just about entertainment. You’re going to discover what I did. So, you see this country through this novelist eyes. I take you on a journey that you would, probably, never go on. I can save you twenty odd hours on a jet plane and give you a peek at what is Mongolia today and the legacy of Genghis Kahn. Maybe, after watching this film, would you want to go to Mongolia?

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