You Think The Earth Is a Dead Thing

by Florence Lazar

Documentary feature film


IDFA Official selection 2019 and Cinéma du Réel 2020
Directed by
Florence Lazar

Florence Lazar
Jean Breschand

Produced by
Sister Productions (France)
The film 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, Netherlands), 2019
  • Official selection — Cinéma du réel (Paris, France), 2020
  • Best movie — Euganea Film Festival (Euganean Mountains, Italy), 2020
  • Official selection — FIDBA - International Documentary film festival of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2020
  • Official selection — Les révoltés de l'histoire (Schœlcher, Martinique), 2020
  • Official selection — Sheffield Doc/Fest (Sheffield, United-Kingdom), 2020
  • Official selection — Pelicam International Film Festival (Tulcea, Roumania), 2020
  • Official selection — Terra Di Tutti Film Festival (Bologna, Italy), 2020
  • Panorama selection — Inconvenient Film Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania), 2020
  • Official selection — Festival Autre Champs (Villetaneuse, France), 2020
  • Documentary Film Month — Cinéma Indépendants de Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France), 2020
  • Official selection — La Cocina (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2020
  • Official selection — Umea Europea Film Festival (Umeå, Sweden), 2020
  • Politics of the Ordinary : Care and Political Repair — Pravo Ljudski Film Festival (Sarajevo, Bosnia), 2020
  • Ecoart/Draw the line — Ecolint (Geneva, Switzerland), 2021
  • BPI Centre Georges Pompidou — Retrospective La Lucarne d’ARTE (Paris, France), 2021
  • sonsbeek20→24 — (Arnhem, Netherlands), 2021
  • EFFA — Environmental Film Festival (Melbourne, Australia), 2021
  • Ecran Vert (La Rochelle, France), 2022
Arte France - La Lucarne
Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Collectivité Territoriale Martinique
Images de la diversité
Jeu de Paume