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THINK GLOBAL, ACT RURAL

by Coline Serreau

synopsis

Ukraine, South America, India, France - farmers, scientists, producers of organic food present their views as well as successes of their work with earth, which is presented in second plan as a woman. Earth as living ecosystem itself is compared to the soil sterilized and destroyed by pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, machine processing - where new crops grow only thanks to another doses of chemical stimulants. In vicious circle, food becomes dependent on and controlled by oil & industry, food barely edible, while seeds - which should not be owned and marketed as such - are reduced to a few state-allowed modified species and sold. The macho-hero approach of controlling, forcing and raping of the earth is becoming the subject of irony, criticism and appeal - in more layers - social, economic, agronomic.

international title: Think Global, Act Rural
original title: Solutions locales pour un désordre global
country: France
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2010
genre: documentary
directed by: Coline Serreau
release date: FR 07/04/2010, BE 08/09/2010, DE 20/01/2011
cinematography by: Coline Serreau
film editing: Catherine Renault, Claude Trinquesse
music: Madeleine Besson, Garden Trio
producer: Guillaume Parent, Matthieu Warter
production: Cinemao, Eniloc, Studio 37, Montparnasse Productions
distributor: Memento Films Distribution, Imagine, Alamode Film
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