“Il a plu sur le grand paysage”
Documentary on the world of farmers in eastern Belgium who are struggling to survive, “It rained on the big landscape” is a cinematic poem about a peasant Culture endangered today …
This documentary has been considered as one of the “Best Practices” in the European comission related with the Agriculture and rural development. It has been in commercial cinemas since 12 September 2012 and will continue to be screened across Europe until 2016.
“The central themes include the evolution of farming in the Pays de Herve (in the east of Belgium) from the 1950’s to today. As well as being a documentary, it is a cinematographic poem about a farming culture threatened by extinction. Nine famers tell their own stories in the film. The objective is to present the reality as it is – without propaganda, pessimism or optimism- , and allow for dialogue and debate among the general public, farming communities, and politicians”.
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