Nature Social issues 52'

The Ark

North-eastern France. In a sea of monoculture lies a small treasure trove of biodiversity: an arboretum that Jean-Louis Amann took thirty years to create. On this one-and-a-half-hectare patch of land - once ploughed - this nature lover has planted almost a hundred varieties of tree, which he has saved from destruction. 


But Jean-Louis doesn't live in autarky on this island of greenery! He regularly welcomes visitors and schoolchildren to his botanical garden, to teach them his knowledge and share his values. For this former manager of composting sites, the slightest waste can become a precious resource. Jean-Louis is a firm believer that "you can do more with less", and so he goes against the grain of productivism.


Over the course of a year, we follow the daily life of this committed man, as humble as he is humanistic. By his side, immersed in the heart of this luxuriant forest, this film invites us to take a fresh look at the world around us.

Direction: Benoît Finck

Production: Point du Jour - Les Films du Balibari for France Télévisions

Languages: French

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