The Spark

Since the 1970s, local farmers in the area near Nantes have been protesting against the construction of a new airport, which would have a devastating impact on the local environment and economy. Gradually the farmers were joined by environmental activists and anarchists, and the ZAD, an autonomous “zone of protection”, was created. Its inhabitants form a cohesive community practicing sustainable living and seeking an alternative to consumerist lifestyles and social hierarchies. (Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
L'Etincelle (The Spark, 2021, doc) - Dönüş – Retour (Dönüş–Return, 2017, mid-length doc, Mazzucchi) - Motel Hasankeyf (2015, doc short, Mazzucchi)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2022
Valeria Mazzucchi, Antoine Harari
Switzerland / France / Italy 2021
61 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Valeria Mazzucchi, Antoine Harari
Editing Christine Hoffet
Sound/Sounddesign Valeria Mazzucchi, Antoine Harari
Music Matteo Prina
Producer(s) Nicolas Wadimoff, Philippe Coeytaux, Palmyre Badinier
Akka Films, Futur Proche, 5e6, Temps Noir
World Sales
Akka Films
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Visions du Réel 2021