Doc RTS | Wild Plants

World premiere at VdR2016, on TV Sunday 28 January 2018 on RTS Deux: WILD PLANTS by Nicolas Humbert, the life of urban gardeners in Detroit.

The Doc Visions du Réel offers to (re)discover films unveiled during previous editions of the Festival. This month, do not miss WILD PLANTS, screened as a world premiere at Visions du Réel 2016.


Nicolas Humbert
108' | Switzerland, Germany | 2016

Sunday 28 January 2018 at 22:20
on RTS Deux
 (schedule subject to change)

Urban gardeners in post-industrial Detroit, the native American activist Milo Yellow Hair and his agricultural project, the rebel gardener Maurice Maggi who changed the face of Zurich with his wild plantings, and the innovative agricultural cooperative “Jardins de Cocagne” in Geneva... Through a polyphonic narrative structure, Wild Plants draws multiple portraits of those who are abandoning the comfort of the consumer society and returning to the earth, in order to create new ways of being together and being in the world. A back to basics, a return to the so-called primary needs, in order to give meaning to work, as well as to find answers to metaphysical questions. This crossroads of portraits of activists provides an overview of ongoing ideas, and provides an understanding of the motivations. But beyond the discourses, Nicolas Humbert captures everyday gestures with a fine sense of poetry, and finds a rhythm that accompanies the protagonists in their relationship with time, far removed from the urgency of the culture of channel hopping.