La digue

The Seawall
by Frédéric Touchard Documentary Francia 2006 66'

Fifty years ago, a huge industrial site comprising steel and petrochemical factories was built on the western side of the port of Dunkerque. To allow the oil tankers to dock close to the refineries, a 7-km-long sea wall was constructed: the Break sea wall that borders a beautiful beach where, despite the dangers, numerous bathers come in the summer. The sea wall draws a line between what we consider being part of nature (beach, sea, waves) and the overwhelming industrial dimensions of the refineries and factories. Derived from a collective project, the film looks into a man-made world, providing insights into what a consumerist lifestyle entails and the impact it has on our lives.



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26° Festival


05 June - 11 June 2023

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