Le temps des forêts
The Time of Forests
2018 / 103 min / Colour
The methods of intensive agriculture, increasingly automated and industrialised, also threaten forestry and forest preservation. Heavy mechanisation, monocultures, fertilisers and pesticides, are the tools of an accelerated model that takes little account of natural rhythms. Arriving ten years ago on the Millevaches plateau in the Limousin region, a 70% wooded area, the director immediately realised that the conifer monocultures had very little that was natural. Avoiding the stereotypes with which naturalist documentarians usually tell about the great forests, Drouet went in search of the testimonies of those who live and work there. Filming at the height of man, the personages are described in their environment, without judgment, showing the logic of each: of those who collaborate with the forest and of those who oppose it. A journey into industrial silviculture and its alternatives. Because today's choices determine the landscape of tomorrow.
Format HDScreenplay François-Xavier DrouetCinematography Colin Lévêque, Georgi Lazarevski, Karine Aulnette , Nicolas Duchêne, François-Xavier DrouetSound Bruno Schweisguth, Nicolas Joly, Emmanuelle Villard, Sylvain Copans Editing Agnès BruckertMusic Frédéric D. OberlandProduction company L'atelier documentaire