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The Fabulous Story of Poop: In the Name of Roses

Thursday 09th October 2008 from 14h00 to 15h30
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Thierry Berrod
Written by
Thierry Berrod
Produced by
Mona Lisa Production

Documentary, France, 2007, 52 min

Will our excrement become our future wealth? Over the course of a lifetime, a single human being can produce over 6 tonnes of excrement. But despite its importance, it remains a subject of great taboo. So for those with a delicate disposition, whenever we refer to our number twos or faeces, stools, turds, shit, crap, droppings and poo-poos we’ll be using a more fragrant code name: the rose. We will be facing our greatest taboo head on as we examine our "roses" in more detail than ever before. Picking apart their petals one by one. We’ll be looking at medicine – why our daily blooms are crucial for physiological well-being. At history – what they tell us about our origins. And technology – how these fragrant little buds can be used as an energy source, and even as food. Our fascination with the floral has even led alchemists and artists to transform it into gold, and even create machines that produce artificial versions of our floral friends. So come with us on a rose strewn voyage of discovery…


Debate with :

  • Thierry Berrod, director
  • Emmanuel Adler, environmental engineer

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The film is available in VOD