© Céline Berger, 2020

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L'INOCCUPÉE (THE UNOCCUPIED), 2019

Short Film, HD, Stereo, 7:00 min

The gigantic state hold chemical combine of the city of Victoria (Romania) produced nitrocellulose, a strategic explosive. Built in 1949, the factory was hidden in the forest. A forest which it depleted and polluted by supplying itself with cellulose from the trees. Handling nitrocellulose required great care on the part of workers. A gesture too abrupt and it was the explosion.
The chemical combine is today largely abandoned. And it's the forest that takes over.
In "L'inocupée", the abandoned factory addresses the forest.