Conceived and filmed in collaboration with a group of eight young market gardeners in the area of Saint Omer, Northern France, the film is a faithful testimony of a precise moment of the collective consciousness of the socio-economical problems in a group rather closed.
The film expresses a moment of the social change without freezing it in an ideological or political analysis but, on the opposite, keeping the contradictory arguments.

More than through the commentary which rather acts as a help to transition, the frame of the film is mainly built through the conversations between the young fenlanders.

The Fenland (1972)
Directed by: Colette Piault

Colette Piault

Honour Member of the NAFA, Colette Piault is presently honorary Director of Research at CNRS (Paris, France). She has created in 1985 the French Association for Visual Anthropology (SFAV) of which she is still President. She has published in french and english several papers about her field work and visual anthropology. She created and organized an annual international research film seminar, "Looking at European Societies" between 1982 and 1992; she has worked as a lecturer at the Anthropology Department at the University of Paris X-Nanterre (1995-1998) and has been a member of the selection committees for the Film Festivals at Göttingen (1993-1996) and Nuoro (1988-2000). 

She presented her films in Universities and International Film Festivals in several different countries.