PARADISES OF THE EARTH
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Three towns are enslaved by Tunisia's rabid phosphate industry. “Paradises of the Earth” follows a caravan of North African activists who, despite the borders that divide them, travel to each of these affected towns. Not coincidentally, these working class towns are also the cradles of the 2011 revolutions which swept through their countries. But for many in this caravan, these uprisings failed to confront the environmental crisis which has played a part in the miserable social conditions found throughout the globe. In the case of North Africa, it resulted in millions of environmental refugees escaping from desertification and other impacts of climate change. For this group, capitalism is incompatible with a stable and sane environment and must be abolished in order to save humanity from environmental demise. Each of the four episodes focuses on a different town: the polluted coastal oasis of Gabes; the dusty phosphate mining towns of Redeyef and Oum Laarayes and, finally the hope-filled experience of the collectivized lands in Djemna.
"Politics of Solidarity"
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
TRENTO FILM FESTIVAL
2018, Destination Morocco
MOSTRA VIVA DEL MEDITERRANI
2018, Special Section
FESTIVAL DE CINEMA DE DOUARNENEZ
2019, Sélection "La Grande Tribu"