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FFF:Solutions locales pour un désordre global (PG)
November 14, 2011 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
In what’s already been called a “radical and exhilarating” documentary manifesto, the unstoppable Coline Serreau (forever linked to her early hit Three Men and a Baby) digs into the problem of industrialised agriculture, quizzing farmers and philosophers alike, across the globe. “Films full of warnings and disasters have been made and have served their purpose, but now it is time to showthat solutions do exist,” states Coline Serreau. “It is time to hear what farmers, philosophers and economists have to say. While explaining why our social model has got bogged down in the ecological, financial, and political crises that we all know about, these people invent and try out alternatives.”Serreau interviews farmers, microbiologists and agricultural engineers who measure the vastness of the problem and the limited efficacy of small-scale solutions. She highlights her experts’ amiable charisma as they expound on destructive practices and propose organic alternatives. She paints a series of grim pictures: an abandoned French countryside; 150,000 farmers committing suicide in India; jobless generations in Morocco; a once self-sufficient food chainreduced to a single-crop commodity dependent on chemical enhancements and large machinery; and dead soil and sick plants wherever you look.
Director Coline Serreau I 2010 I 113mins I Int. Sales Memento Films International