Les Potagistes

Potagers Ernotte, Brussels 1999.

This Wednesday, the documentary film Les Potagistes is being released in Brussels. It tells the story of an urban garden under threat, that very garden which is the subject of my photo essay Vanishing Gardens. Beyond the preservation of these types of sites, Pascal Haass’s film illustrates a vastly more significant issue, a theme central to our society : the difficulty, for a small group of citizens, of exercising their democratic rights against the Authority. It’s fresh, endearing, poetic, funny and thought-provoking. Be sure not to miss it !

Sort au cinéma, aujourd’hui à Bruxelles, le film “Les Potagistes”, un documentaire sur la vie d’un potager urbain menacé, ce même potager qui fait le sujet de mon essai photographique “Vanishing Gardens”. Au delà de la défense de ce type d’espaces, le film de Pascal Haass illustre un propos bien plus vaste, un vrai thème de société : l’exercice difficile de la démocratie au sein d’un petit groupe de citoyens qui tente de lutter contre l’Autorité. C’est frais, attachant, poétique, drôle et interpellant. Courez-y !

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