3 villages, 3 schools, 3 countries, and a thousand lifes to meet in those villages of France, Denmark and India. A triptych where we shall discover its inhabitants, their culture, their custums and their daily life. In each village, one kid will be the red thread of our journey and will bring us to meet the grocer, the
fisherman or the milk man etc...
Grocery shop, India.
With this film we intend to create bridges between places in the world so fare from each other, and to propose to the inhabitants a new look on their community, but also to open our own looks to other ways of living. For instance, the provencal market will echoe the Danish købmand and the old ladies selling fresh caught fish on one of the villages' street in India. The milk man that goes around on his motocycle to milk the cows in India will answer the truck that brings the weekly delivery's milk in Denmark, and the Dansih green meadow, the provencal landscapes and the Tamil rice fields will give the rythme to the daily life scenes.
Three places but one single story, different ways of life, but similar daily doings. This film will have no value but what the inhabitants will give it, and share with us a little something of their life, a subtle film to enable us to withdraw the veil of prejudicies.
At last, a humanist but also humanitarian vocation underlies this project: come as a ressource for this Indian village and not only "picture hunters", this by helping with the village's maintencance, for exemple with the water tank that are often broken, to be decided with the village's chief.
Villupalayam. Little village localized 10 KM from Pondicherry, in Tamil Nadu, south India. Surrounded by rice paddy and fields, the village is close to the sea, in the Bengal's bay. Many men from the village are fishermen, while the women work in the fields and stay in the village: to grind the wheat, get water, take care of the cows, repair the house, take care of the kids... In the house the all family lives, children, parents, grand-parents, but also brothers, sisters, uncles and aunts. Around the corner of the street we will often meet a grand-mother selling some fruits or fishes, we will meet a flock of goats or cows, or kids in uniform comming back from school, girls with colorfull ribbons in the hair, and heavy bags, or some other kids playing bare feet in the alleys and helping with the house work.
In the village's alleys.
Fishing in a small lake in the village entrance.
The school and water tank on the village's main place.
Alken. Small village situated in the heart of Jytland, on the Skanderborg commune, around the lake Mossø. There is about 300 inhabitants in Alken, and a dynamic life in the village, salsa class, football club, parties, and projects going on, such as the købmand (grocery shop) that is being built by the inhabitants. The kids goes to the close by city and villages for school, but one will find in Alken a train station!!
Limans. Pretty liittle village of 342h, situated in the regional parc of Luberon. In Limans one will find the village's place with the café and its terrasse inviting to a pause. Going down the alleys stands the grocery shop and its "Alladin's cave" where one finds bread, cheese, as well as a hat to protect oneself from the sun! The school welcomes the kids from the village and from the surrounding; Limans is the right place to meet craftmen, artists and savour local products (cheese, honey, aromatic plants...). In the summer the village welcomes a lot of tourists seeking for provencal sweetness.
The grocery shop!
In the café.