Dans le Lit du Rhône

The Rhone has been dominated and squeezed for 150 years and its natural course has been manipulated by human development. But the river is fighting back! After a series of catastrophic flooding events, gigantic construction work is underway to enlarge and revitalize the riverbed. A voyage of discovery accompanied by the inhabitants, who are directly connected with the fate of the river - how do people see their relationship to nature and the environment?

"Dans le lit du Rhône" set in Valais, Switzerland is a very good film - above all the reference to Switzerland and the profound insight into the well-known theme: what does the intervention of mankind mean for nature? The answer in this case: Flooding, no spawning ground for trout, loss of biodiversity. A calm and simple film with captivating shots of the Rhine river from today and back in the day.

Director(s): Mélanie Pitteloud
Production: Gabriela Bussmann, GoldenEggProduction
Music: Jean-Sébastien Ledewyn
Actors: Régine Bernard, Stefan Wenger, Christophe Laurenti, Michel Reuse, Jérôme Meizoz
Year: 2017
Duration: 88 min
Language (audio): German, French
Language (subtitles): German, French
Country of origin: Switzerland
Shooting Locations: Switzerland
Screening rights: Aardvark Film (Switzerland)

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Main topic(s): Water
Secondary topics: biodiversity soil natural disasters urban development water cycle
Mentions: river riverbed dams agriculture Lake Geneva agriculture renaturalisation
Topic Page(s): Water

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