From the remains of the steel industry to the village of Schengen, 240 km
of pedestrian exploration along the southern border of Luxembourg.
Documentary film, 52 min (2022)
It all started in September 2021, between two waves of Covid, with a walk along the southern border of Luxembourg. Starting from Aubange in Belgium, we reached Schengen, a tripoint between France, Germany and Luxembourg. Of the 40 km as the crow flies between the two points, we walked 240 km, with backpacks, photo, video, sound and laptop equipment. We explored a territory crossed every day by more than 100 000 commuters. A sideways glance at a region where steel workers have been gradually replaced by the ebb and flow of office workers, Belgians, French, Germans, Europeans, world citizens…
If this modest epic walk contemplates the landscapes and the discontinuities of this atypical region, the meeting with its inhabitants anchors us both feet on the ground.
“In this part of the world, people hang out a lot. I am of Moroccan origin and it reminds me a little of this place not far from Gibraltar, Algeciras.”
Where do they come from? Where are they going? Where do they want to go? Young, old, mayors, activists, students, workers, dreamers, these women and men tell us stories of borders, life paths, turning points, feelings of belonging. They share their aspirations and imagine with us the Europe and the world of tomorrow.
La Grande Marche
Year : 2022 | Lengh : 52 minutes | Versions : FR FR et DE | Subtitles: FR, DE| Language: FR, DE | Production: Atelier Limo| Direction & edit: Simon Brunel et Nicolas Pannetier | Music : Nicolas Pannetier
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