The Last Continent

  • 9 10
  • 2017
  • 76min
The Last Continent
  • Original Title: Le Dernier Continent

Faced with the government's plan to build the Great-Western Airport in the Nantes area, France, opponents of the project have come up with various forms of resistance, including taking over an entire forest to stop it.

The Last Continent

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Médiapart/ Cinéma sous les étoiles/ NOTRE-DAME-DES-LANDES Université populaire anarchiste du Haut Fay/ REDON Ciné Manivel/ POITIERS Festival Raisons d’Agir/ MELLIONNEC Rencontres du film documentaire/ DOUARNENEZ Festival de cinéma/ LILLE Ecollywood/ PARIS Festival Hors Pistes/ LA ROCHELLE Festival International du Film

The Last Continent. Resistance in nature

This documentary directed by Vincent Lapize with the production company A Perte de Vue was filmed over two years, from 2012 to 2014. The film documents the prolonged political experience of those opposing the Great-Western Airport project in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, near Nantes in France. 

The Last Continent shows two sides of the case. It focuses on the takeover of a space, "The defended Zone", a set of more than 2000 hectares of forest. It also approaches several activists who show different ways of resisting. However, they all share the same goal: to preserve natural spaces.

Vincent Lapize
Vincent Lapize Director

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A Perte De Vue

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