Why would two 25-year old documentary film-makers from Paris, France be contacting you today?
Seeing that we plan on spending the year in Canada, we would like to make a documentary film about
organic farms, alternative communities and all kinds of places where people are
trying to make the earth a better place in which to live.
We both studied cinema and literature in Paris for five years, with a focus on documentary films for the past two years.
Three years ago, we started travelling in France to visit
organic farms and we met very interesting people who tried to have a more
self-sufficient, responsible, low impact way of life. They were also trying to
be as close as possible to nature.
The contacts and experiences with those people continued for two years. We built a caravan kitchen, we set up a 5000 m2 kitchen garden with all kinds of vegetables and medicinal herbs, and organized cultural and artistic events as well.
When one becomes aware of the situation in North America, through films such as “Pas de pays sans paysans”, “Food inc” or “The World according to Monsanto”, one has a very bleak vision of the inner workings of the agriculture and food industry. We aim at making an upbeat portrayal of people just trying to do their work through love, devotion, consciousness and determination.
The aim of the project is to travel across Canada from September to November in order to spend time on organic farms and alternative places where people are engrossed by their work, their art and passion. Places where we can find those following their dreams and convictions.
We wish to do a 90- minute documentary, show it in
festivals, schools, and most importantly, we want to share and speak about it
One hundred and thirty organic farmers all around Canada are really excited by the project and have agreed to take part in the movie.
Obviously, we need funds for the logistics (food and transportation) and the editing of the movie. Your help would be necessary and more than welcome.
We hope that you will opt to be part of it !
Laura and Henri.
- (30 days)