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For a Few Grains of Gold

Sunday 10th October 2010 from 10h00 to 11h30
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
David Briffaud, Fabien Mazzocco
Written by
David Briffaud, Fabien Mazzocco
Produced by
GIE Grand Ouest Régie Télévisions, CANAL 15 La Roche-sur-Yon, TELE SUD Vendée, Lilith Production

Documentary, France, 2009, 52 min

Competition Grand jury

Circling a forest, we encounter a dry riverbed. In this western region of France, farmers grow corn, a produce remarkably thirsty for water. During summer months, such irrigation methods consume 80 % of the available water.

The film fluidly explores the conflict between this profligate use of a "blue gold" resource to produce these "gold bean". Is there an alternative to such water-intensive production? With a clarity of vision the film explores how to balance a precious relationship with nature while preserving the environment.


Debate with :

  • Fabien Mazzocco, director
  • David Benanou, head of the analytic research laboratory at Veolia Environnement
  • Benoît Biteau, farmer, 2009 winner of the trophy National Sustainable Agriculture