Nicolas Humbert
Switzerland, Germany, 108 min
World premiere

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.
Mourad Moussa

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Duration
108 min
Year
2016
Country
Switzerland, Germany
Sections
Films W/O World Sales
International Feature Film Competition
Premiere
World premiere
Languages
French, English, German
Subtitles
English, French
Production
Joëlle BertossaNicole LeykaufRTS SRG SSR
Sales Contact
Joëlle Bertossajoelle@closeupfilms.ch+41786650512

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