Documentary series

Somewhere on Earth

40 x 52' and 40 x 26'
Since 2009
France 5
Sri Lanka

Season 4


Producer - Dominique PIPAT
Director - Scott SCHNEIDER
Photography - Manuel BLANCHE
Editor - Cécile LECANTE
Sound Mixing - Jean-Christophe CARON
Narrator - Jerry DI GIACOMO
Graphics - Seed Factory / Alexis MARTINEZ
Journalist - Anne VIRY-BABEL
Production Coordinator - Framboise ROYER-JACQUIER
Original Music - Christophe HENROTTE
Post Production - Transatlantic Vidéo / Ludovic de MAISTRE

Summary :

Somewhere on Earth is off to Sri Lanka, the Sacred Island in Singhalese. It lies off the coast of India like a tear in the vast Indian Ocean. Its rich land and location have made it a coveted prize. After several centuries of European presence and internal conflicts, the island has now recovered its serene splendor.

Shina is a student in gemology. Fascinated by precious stones, she’s undertaking a journey to the heart of her land, to the origins of sapphires and rubies. She’s off to meet the miners who toil in the depths of the earth.

Jerome has flown with his balloon over the 4 corners of the globe. A childhood dream that now comes true in the early morning mists of Sri Lanka. Each flight is a release from earthly constraints. Jerome and his balloon drift with the wind to discover the wonders and people of this country.

Dhamma Dassi is a monk. A keeper of age-old wisdom, he writes the words of Buddha on an ancestor of paper. His spiritual quest has led him to the summit of Sri Pada, the "Sacred Mountain", a pilgrimage site for Buddhists as well as for other believers.