An old building stands in the middle of what was once a working-class neighborhood in Paris. From the real estate developer's billboards nailed to the facade we learn that it will soon be turned into housing.
But behind the stone wall, this little factory is still very much alive, with workers laboring at their stations. Their stories rise above the rumble of the machines as they speak of their lives, their plans, and their dreams while a chorus of neighbors in the street just outside gives voice to the muted violence that change inflicts upon a city.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Following coursework in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, Magali Roucaut moved on to earn a Masters degree in documentary filmmaking from the University of Evry Val d'Essonne.Her artistic focus has been on the ties that bind people to the places in which they live and work. Each of her films is a cinematic attempt to explore and recount the interaction between them.Filmography:La Friche (Wasteland), 45 min, 2012