TV5MONDE USA: Inspirational Biopics and Documentaries

Airing this June on TV5MONDE USA is a lineup of inspirational biopics and documentaries for viewers to enjoy. Beginning with Rwanda, Chaos, the Miracle, a classic documentary following the life and success of African actress Sonia Rolland as she ventures back to Africa to help all of the children affected by the notorious Rwandan genocide. Commemorating Pride Month, viewers can check out Violette, a fiery tale about the relationship between a rebellious French writer who uses her romantic relationship with her female mentor to create a bestselling autobiographical novel. For a change in pace, viewers can look forward to a variety of family oriented films such as Fool Circle, a comedic look at a group of siblings who put their differences aside to foster a more loving relationship at their father’s funeral; The Great Man, a drama following two immigrants as they fight for their Parisian citizenship while also trying to survive in the military andBamako, a tale about a local bar singer named Melé who helps her African community fight for justice against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

More on this lineup can be found in the guide here or by visiting the website



(Romance, 2013. Biopic)

Sunday, June 21 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

Rebellious and beautiful, Violette played by two-time César award-winning actress Emmanuelle Devos, is one of the best novelists in France. To escape poverty and her unhappy relationship, Violette uses intimate moments such as her late term abortion and her same sex affairs to create an autobiography about her life. Instantly she catches the eyes of Simone de Beauvior, a popular feminist writer who helps Violette develop into one of France’s bestselling authors.



Tristesse club – (Fool Circle)

(Comedy, 2014. Film)

Tuesday, June 23 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

A dramedy starring three-time César nominated actress Ludivine Sagnier as Chloe, the long lost sister of Léon and Bruno Camus. After learning about the possible death of her father, Chloe seeks out to foster a better relationship with her remaining siblings in hopes of their becoming one big united family. Laughs and problems occur when all three siblings begin to suspect if their father really died or if he used his funeral as way to bring his children together for the first time.



Rwanda, du chaos au miracle – (Rwanda, Chaos, the Miracle)

(Drama, 2014. Documentary)

Monday, June 29 at 3:50pm ET / 12:50pm PT

 Rwandan documentary following one of Africa’s most respected actresses, Sonia Rolland, as she travels to her birthplace and  recounts her childhood memories with family and friends.  During her rise to fame, Rolland created “Maisha Africa” in 2001 to help orphans who were greatly affected by the Rwandan genocide – which left many people without proper medical attention or resources. Overnight, this program was recognized as a symbol of peace because Africans can safely use their services to rebuild their homes and purchase equipment to restore their community. This inspiring documentary reveals the effects of the genocide as well as the influential individuals who are rebuilding the Rwandan community.




(Drama, 2006. Film)

Tuesday, June 30 at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT

A César nominated film starring Aïssa Maïga as Melé, a local singer who watches her marriage disassemble right in front of her eyes. With an unemployed husband and a short list of opportunities for advancement, Melé spends most of her time at a bar hoping that someone will hear her plea. Blinded by her failed marriage, Melé begins to care less about Africa’s financial troubles with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. As numerous court battles and a ton of citizens including her sister are ready to testify about the lack of resources in Africa, the battle against the World Bank and IMF begins to build needing more people to join in the fight. Without a doubt, Melé is pressured by her community to leave her problems in the past to advocate for justice even if that means losing her marriage.

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