The River’s Bed
MELANIE PITTELOUD | DOC | 01:28 | SWITZERLAND
The river Rhône has been straitjacketed for 150 years, the history of a domination of its course by humans. But the river has not yet been tamed! Following some disastrous floods, a gigantic construction site is in the process of revitalizing it into a larger-sized space. This engaging and poetic film, shot in the company of inhabitants linked to the future of the Rhône, is a journey that prompts universal questioning of our relationship with nature and territory
Mélanie Pitteloud is Swiss Filmaker from Valais, born in 1979. Graduated in political science (University of Lausanne, McGill University/Canada), her interest for antropology brought her to the field of documentary cinema. She makes her first movies by herself before following a professional workshop in making documentary in Canada (Institut National de l’Image et du Son de Montréal). In parallel to her own movies, she has been the assistant and co-writer of Jacqueline Veuve (Vibrato, 2012).
Theater release (February 7th)
2017: Festival dei Popoli, Firenze (Italy)
2017: Visions du Réel (Switzerland)