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Silent Snow

Sunday 09th October 2011 from 19h30 to 21h15
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
Jan Van den Berg
Written by
Jan Van den Berg, Pipaluk Knudsen-Ostermann
Produced by
drsFilm, AS Film, Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation

Documentary, Tanzania, Costa Rica, India, 2011, 71 min

Competition Grand jury

Film screened in French at the festival

The Arctic plains are an eminent example of nature’s untouched beauty: an endless nothing in which only few know how to survive. But dangerous pesticides are silently accumulating here, poisoning its inhabitants.

A young Inuit woman investigates the sources of this pollution. Her journey takes her to three different continents, Asia, South- America and Africa, where she is confronted with conflicting interests when it comes to short-term gains and healthy solutions for agriculture, industries and health care.

The recent developments in the Arctic are a disturbing preview of the consequences of structural pollution of the environmental system worldwide.


Debate with :

  • Jan Van den Berg, director
  • Gilles Varrault, LEESU, Faculty of Science and Technology University Paris Est Créteil (UPEC)
  • Pipaluk Knudsen-Ostermann, co-author

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