Douce France

Director: Geoffrey Couanon

France, 2020



Amina, Sami and Jennyfer are high school students in the Parisian suburbs. With their class, they embark on an unexpected investigation into a gigantic leisure park project that involves the urbanisation of farmland near their home. But do you have the power to act on your territory when you are 17 years old? Funny and intrepid, these young citizens take us to meet local residents, property developers, farmers and even elected members of the National Assembly. A delightful quest that challenges preconceived ideas and revives our connection to the land!

About Director

Geoffrey Couanon, author, director, spent his childhood and adolescence in the Antilles, in Martinique. He studied communication in France and in England, was an assistant for radio programmes on France Inter in Paris, and then studied filmmaking in Belgium. He made the radio documentary “On vous écoute travailler”, which became a pedagogical tool used in schools to question teenagers about their orientation and the meaning of their future work. This documentary was broadcast on RTBF (Belgian national radio) and selected at the Festival Longueur d’Ondes in Brest, France. He directed the medium-length film “Nieuwpoort en Juin”, co-produced by the Franco-German television channel Arte and selected at the International Festival of Clermont-Ferrand.


Camera: Léo Roussel

Editing: Antoine Challeil

Sound: Pierre Bezard

Producer: Denis Carot, Ulysse Payet