Synopsis:
It is the story of a universal and familiar tool: barbed wire. It dates back to the first settlers, the spirit of conquest and the control of the wilds. It is rooted into the American West’s development. It is the story of a small farming tool that became integrated into political history with the help of growing capitalism. It is the history of the evolution of surveillance and control techniques. The reversal of a relationship between man and animals. It is the story of the world of fencing in and the fencing in of the world.
Recent selection(s):
DOK Leipzig - Co-Production Meeting (Leipzig)
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
DOCVILLE - International Documentary Film Festival (Leuven)
Festival International Jean Rouch, Bilan du Film Ethnographique (Paris)
Recent award(s):
Filmer à tout prix (Brussels)
Director's filmography:
- Rêver sous le capitalisme (Feature)
- Pardevant notaire (1999 - Feature)
- Arbres (2001 - TV)
- Ils ne mouraient pas tous mais tous étaient frappés (2005 - Feature)
- terre d'usage (2009 - TV)
- Madame Jean (2011 - Feature)
- La Corde du Diable (2014 - Feature)
- L'amérique fantôme (2014 - Short)
- Animal, on est mal (2015 - Short)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2014
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
88'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
alter ego films
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