Seveso, My Neighbor ?!
The town of La Rochelle, Poitou-Charentes, France is a common tourist destination due to it’s high quality of life, kind atmosphere, and location on the Atlantic ocean. Locals are active participants in ensuring these high expectations of living are maintained through their own behavior and influence in local government. However, the deep sea commercial port of La Pallice has become increasingly engaged with the oil industry- threatening the environment they care so deeply about. With catastrophe’s like the oil spill in Seveso, Italy illustrating the damage that could come from this industry, the community has come together to try to decrease production- this film shares their current journey and the lives they’re trying to protect.
Director: Myriam Fontaine
Language: French with English Subtitles