Guillaume Collanges, 45 years old. Freelance journalist. Founder member of the collective Argos. Prepare a series of report on mines. Job for four years on the collective plan of the "Climatic Refugees". Price of the Documentary for its report on "The Maldives just above water" in Festivale Internationale of Scoop (2007). Several reports on industrial world, trade and accommodation. Its jobs (closing of the coal of Lorraine, ( more ...)
Wedged in an escarpment of the volcano that hangs over them, the fishermen of Monte Trigo, a small village in Cape Verde, only have the sea as their horizon. There is no road, no other resource either between these steep and arid ridges.
This village, Africa’s most westerly, (...)
On the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the cultivation of sugar palm trees allows both the forest to be protected from deforestation, and the changing climate to be restored and the encouragement of wealth sharing at a local level. And it works! The farmers, who have organised themselves into a cooperative, (...)
He sends cyclists out to collect apple peelings and the leftovers of lettuce in the hilly neighbourhoods of Austin, Texas… and it works. Compost Pedallers offers a 100% eco-compost service. This slightly mad concept was invented by Dustin Fedako, a young, hip man with a long, red beard and (...)
Every week, the Zama Zama, illegal artisanal miners, set out to sneak into the goldfields in an ongoing arm-wrestle with the official goldmines.
His face blackened by coal, Jack Saunders, 19 years old, emerges into the bright daylight after spending 8 hours underground. We aren’t in Dickensian England but in the 21st century, where the coal industry is in full revival.
In South America, the mining communities working in the age-old production of gold are going it alone in the name of their own development and are bolstering the boom in fair trade jewelry.
On September 20, 2003 the town of Freyming-Merlebach, headquarters of the Houillères du Bassin de Lorraine (HBL), celebrated the end of coal-mining activity. The Lorraine mines were the last still in operation in France, and had their heyday from the end of the War through the 1950s. Of the (...)
These are the zama zama, young or older experienced miners who, every week, try by their own means to strike it lucky in the South African gold mines. Coming from South Africa or Mozambique, they work and sleep in this oppressive universe. The duration of their stay is sometimes several consecutive (...)
As every year, Christophe Chambon, 28, hopes to win a medal in the livestock competition at the Paris International Agricultural Show. For weeks, on his farm in the Doubs, with his parents and his brother, he’s been preparing a superb Montbelliarde for the show. For this young man who loves the (...)
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The glaciers of the Himalayas are among those whose mass is decreasing the fastest because of global warming. The accelerated melting of the “Roof of the World” represents many dangers for the Nepalese. In the next five to ten years, more than 20 glacial lakes in the country will fill (...)
Seen from the air, it is first wonder. The world in monochrome blue, unless it is green, is flooded with the sun. Thrown as by chance from winds by a celestial sower, full handles of emeralds fell again in ring into the midnight blue ocean. Lagoons make the wave flush as so many pearls scattered in (...)
Pristina, April 7, 2007. Next to the Victory Hotel – surmounted by a Statue of Liberty in tribute to the liberation of Kosovo by the US Army – every day, thirty or so Kosovars line up at the recruiting office of Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR).
Nobody knows exactly how many residential hotels exist. Nobody really cares. They blend into the city environment, only recognisable by their discrete plaques 'Residential hotel - rooms let by the month'. The reality is often more sordid than the bohemian and artistic image of such places may have (...)
18 juillet 2000 : un plafond d’un des deux bâtiments du « 48 rue du faubourg poissonnière » s’écroule en partie, entraînant l’évacuation immédiate, par la police, de cinq appartements. Seule proposition de relogement : un foyer (...)
The Amaury foundry has been casting bronze for 90 years – the grandfather, then the father, the uncles, and finally the sons, Jean-Claude and Jean-Pierre. Before, the clientele was made up mostly of antique dealers from the Faubourg Saint-Antoine. "When we were kids, we’d make deliveries (...)
The final pour before the shutdown With the steelworkers of Boulogne-sur-Mer before the permanent shutdown of three blast furnaces that are a part of local history and of the history of French industry.
Dans une cour de Belleville, caché derrière un immeuble, l’atelier de Germaine est un vestige de l’activité qu’il y avait, de l’après-guerre jusqu’aux années 80.
« Belleville, c’était la chaussure » aime (...)