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WE ARE ALIVE!

Carmen de Castillo

Nowadays, what is political involvement made of? Is it still possible to have an influence on the fatal course of the world? With these questions and through a dialogue, both intimate and political, with her recently deceased friend, philosopher and activist Daniel Bensaïd, Carmen Castillo starts a journey towards those who decided not to accept the world they are given anymore. From homeless persons in Paris to Brazil’s landless workers, from Mexican Zapatistas to Marseille’s north-districts, from Bolivian water warriors to trade-unions in Saint-Nazaire, the faces met along this path draw the portrait of today’s activism, made of shared hopes, intimate dreams but also of discouragement and defeats. As Daniel, they all say : “History is not written in advance, we are the ones who make it”.

  • Running time : 90'
  • Country : France
  • Year of production : 2014
  • Author : Carmen de Castillo
  • Production : Les Films d'Ici Iota Productions Film factory

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