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Blue Meridian
© Auguste Orts Production
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Au fil du fleuve Mississippi, de Cairo dans l'Illinois à Venice en Louisiane, Blue Meridian est un voyage à travers le Sud profond et délabré des États-Unis d'Amérique. Le fleuve coule aussi dans l'imagination de la nation américaine. Les inondations, les émeutes du mouvement des droits civiques, le racisme, la spéculation immobilière ont poussé les gens à quitter ces villes qui jalonnent le fleuve. Des habitants vivent dans la décrépitude de lieux semi-abandonnés, et tentent de reconstruire, de préserver et de survivre. Le film raconte l'histoire de leurs efforts pour rendre les promesses américaines véritables.

Following the Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois to Venice, Louisiana, Blue Meridian is a captivating journey through the dilapidated and worn out Deep South of the United States of America. A cinematographic encounter with people living among the traces of natural disasters, economic decline and a turbulent history. The Mississippi River flows both through the Deep South and the imagination of the American nation; it draws the border between the East and the West of the country, but also the division between the North and the South. As a blue meridian, it represents the complex relation between place and identity in North America. The film portrays people living in the decay of semi abandoned places, who try to rebuild, preserve and survive, in an attempt to take a stand in their land and its history. Flooding, civil rights movement riots, racism, real estate speculation have caused people to leave these towns and cities. Blue Meridian tells the story of their endeavors to make the American promises true. A critical but emphatic look on America.

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  • 2012 : Images en bibliothèques - Paris (France) - Film soutenu par la Commission nationale de sélection des médiathèques