Synopsis:
In the heart of Brussels, the Ernotte vegetable garden is a natural setting where delicious fruit and vegetables grow. It’s a place where people cross paths, one of festivity and multicultural exchanges that seems to regularly bring together neighbourhood residents, the elderly and children from local schools. People come here to recharge, to make contact with the earth, fleeing the urban dinginess and tension that springs from it. It’s a space where people take their time, a place where solidarity is valued. In the spring of 2011, the Ernotte vegetable garden is threatened by destruction by the town of Ixelles which plans to build private housing on the site. A group of resolute “potagistes” (vegetable growers) then decide to stand up to the invader and a citizen’s struggle against an arbitrary town decision ensues.
Director's filmography:
- Les potagistes (2013 - TV)
Type:
TV
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2013
Runtime:
52'
Production:
Leïla Films