The inflow of migrants to the north of France has increased considerably since the end of 2015. Against the opinion of the state, the mayor of Grande-Synthe, supported by Doctors Without Borders, has opened a “temporary humanitarian camp” for 2,500 refugees in a locality known as La Linière.
Cyrille Hanappe, a utopian architect, feels that the provisional can sometimes becomes permanent. He believes that this ephemeral construction should be considered as a new neighbourhood of the town, which would open a range of possibilities for both the refugees who settle there and for the inhabitants who welcome them.
What inspiration can be born of a will to change the world when urgency sweeps away all energies?
|Executive producers||Les Films du Balibari|
|Coproduction||Stenola Productions and Filmtank|
|Partners||France 3, RTBF (Belgian television), Pictanovo, la Région des Pays de la Loire, la Région Hauts-de-France, MFG Filmförderung Baden-Wüttemberg|
|Script||Antarès Bassis, Sonia Moyersoen|
|Sound||Olivier Pioda, Marc Parazon|
|Sound editing||Jean-Marc Schick|
|Original music||Daniel Elias Brenner, Karol Obara|
|Producer||Estelle Robin You|
|Coproducer||Anton Iffland Stettner, Eva Kuperman, Anna-Luisa Diesel, Julia Cöllen|
|Production Manager||Armel Parisot, Sybille de Prunelé, Emilie Derepas|
|Post-production supervisor||Olan Bowland, Carster Schuffert, Nina Liewald|