In this documentary, the camera follows a group of people in Corrèze, a region located in the South West of France where the wood industry is very powerful. It is an investigation around the political acts of living in a rural area, where the landscape has become a consumable product. The blurred definition of the word «forest» enables misinformation and abuses. Until now, a tree monoculture in France would be considered a forest, not an agricultural land. Not only does it manipulate our perspective about national geography, but it also ignores the core biodiversity a natural environment provides.Through their association «faîte et racines», the inhabitants of these green territories attempt to redefine the words and the landscape so as to reappropriate and shape a common heritage.
(the images were shot in December 2019)
photo credits: Romain Laval
filming crew: director Madeleine Oltra
cameraman Nicolas Lefrère
sound operator Angelo de Taisne
photography & camera Romain Laval
post production: video editing Madeleine Oltra
sound mixing Gianlucca Kegelart Baccaro
special thanks: all members of Faîte et Racines association, and in particular Marion, Sylvain, Antoine, Alexandre, Laurent.
the incredible team who helped me film this documentary: Nicolas Lefrère, Angelo de Taisne, Romain Laval