You think the earth is a dead thing

by Lorence Lazar

feature-lenght documentary

2019

IDFA Official selection
Directed by
Lorence Lazar

Authors
Lorence Lazar
Jean Breschand

Format
70'
Produced by
SISTER productions (France)
Synopsis
A quarter of the land of Martinique is severely polluted following
decades of unregulated use of chlordecone, a highly toxic insecticide
used to treat banana plantations, the source of the island’s chief agricultural
export industry.

"YOU THINK THE EARTH IS A DEAD THING looks at the “global ecological crisis” from the perspective of the island of Martinique. In reflecting on ecology, the film not only raises issues concerning nature and damaged ecosystems, but, moreover, focuses on spaces of resistance to the crisis in which women and men acknowledge and act from the historical perspective of colonialism, where ecological struggle and the colonial past are intrinsically linked."
Festivals & awards
  • Official selection — IDFA (Amsterdam), 2019
Partners
Arte France - La Lucarne
CNC
Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Région Martinique
Images de la diversité
Jeu de Paume
CNAP
FNAGP
DRAC